Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'

Mattis Warns Syria To not Use Chemical Weapons

Syria has denied using illegal chemicals.

"We're looking for evidence of it, since clearly we are dealing with the Assad regime that has used denial and deceit to hide their outlaw actions", he said.

The United States is investigating whether the Syrian government recently used sarin gas in attacks on the opposition, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday.

"We are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use, (but) I don't have the evidence,"Mattis said".

The Syrian government may be developing new types of chemical weapons, and US President Donald Trump is prepared to again order military action against Syrian leader Bashar Assad's forces if necessary to deter chemical attacks, senior US officials said on Thursday.

AFP news agency also reported senior officials as saying the USA was not ruling out military force in response to future chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government.

In 2013, Syria said it would give up all of its chemical weapons.

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Last month, activists claimed the Syrian forces used chlorine in an attack on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, causing 21 people to suffer from breathing difficulties.

The April 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhun left scores dead and prompted the U.S. to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air field.

Last April, the USA military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria's Shayrat Airfield in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed about 100 civilians.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, "Those who carry out chemical weapons attacks need to be made aware that we know who they are, and we will go after them". Mattis hinted at such action on Friday, referencing a US missile strike on a Syrian military airfield past year.

These reports said toxic gas has been used.

In June previous year, the fact finding team of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), published the results of its probe of the April 4 incident confirming that the nerve gas sarin was used in Khan Shaykhun incident.

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