The white house released a statement which claims that us intelligence agencies had data on the process of preparing for another chemical attack, which the army of Bashar al-Assad intends to inflict on civilians.
According to a statement from the White house, Assad’s army carries out maneuvers similar to those that preceded the chemical attack in Idlib province in April this year.
In a statement, the US administration stressed that another chemical attack against civilians would entail serious consequences for the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
«As we have stated, the US act in Syria to destroy ISIS. However, if Mr. Assad will commit another mass murder of civilians using chemical weapons, he and his army will pay for it», — said in a statement.
Recall that in early April, as a result of defeat chemical warfare substances near the town of Khan Sheyhun, in Idlib province, killing at least 150 people, including dozens of children. Hundreds of people were hospitalized with signs of poisoning.
The Syrian opposition blamed the use of toxic substances on the army of Bashar al-Assad and the Russian military, linking the strikes to the chemical attack. However, the command of the Syrian army categorically rejected these accusations. On the website of the state Agency SANA issued a statement of the General staff of the army of Syria, in which the responsibility for the chemical attack lies with «terrorist groups». The Russian authorities also rejected the allegations of the possible involvement of military aircraft of the Russian Federation to the chemical attack in Idlib. Later, the defense Ministry announced that the Syrian air force struck near the outskirts of the village of Khan Sheyhun the warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, where were the arsenals of chemical weapons, which the militants had taken to Iraq.
A few days later, the U.S. air force struck a massive rocket attack on the airbase Shirt of the Syrian army. With two us warships in the Mediterranean sea was released 59 cruise missiles «Tomahawk» at the airport shirt in the province of HOMS, which, according to Washington, taking off aircraft, carried out the attack using toxic substances.
U.S. Department of defense said that a missile attack was a response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians and that Syrian authorities will continue to be more careful with making decisions about such attacks.
In response, Russian officials warned the US that a new attack on the Syrian army can lead to serious consequences.
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