chemical warfare

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warfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy

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In a report published in the London Review of Books, Hersh claimed Turkey staged the gas attack to provoke a US war on Syria.
Redur Xelil, a YPG spokesman, told Reuters that, though the type of chemical was not yet determined, June 28's gas attack was the first Daesh attack of its kind against the YPG.
Syrian President Bashar Assad agreed with the United States and Russia to dispose of his chemical weapons -- an arsenal that Damascus had never previously formally acknowledged -- after hundreds of people were killed in a sarin gas attack on the outskirts of the capital last August, sparking international threats of military intervention.
The comments from Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) came as the UN Security Council members called for a fresh probe into alleged gas attacks.
Again citing an unnamed American foreign policy expert, Hersh recounts a meeting in Washington following the gas attack between US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the at-the-time National Security Advisor Tom Donilon who were having dinner with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, along with his Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Hakan Fidan the head of the Turkish Intelligence Agency.
But General Selim Idris of the Syrian opposition said the deal would let Assad escape accountability for last month's gas attack, blamed for 1,429 deaths.
intelligence community, along with the Obama administration, are trying to build as solid a case as they can about what it says was a sarin nerve gas attack that killed over 1,400 people.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal said condemnation of Syria over the poison gas attack, which US officials say killed 1,429 people, was not enough.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal said condemnation of Syria over the poison gas attack, which US officials say killed 1,429 people, was not enough.
Syria expects a military attack "at any moment", a security official told AFP on Saturday, just hours after UN experts probing a suspected gas attack blamed on the regime left the country.
Syria Ghouta Gas Attack 'was Assad Revenge' [VIDEO]
In a statement issued after a meeting in Cairo, the 22-member organisation said it held the Syrian government fully responsible for last week's gas attack, in which hundreds were killed, and "demands that all the perpetrators of this heinous crime be presented for international trials".
A debate has ensued about who was behind the alleged gas attack on rebel-held Damascus suburbs.
1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack Thousands of people are reported to have been killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq.