US allies warn of action on suspected Syria chemical attack

Written by on April 10, 2018

US allies have rallied behind President Donald Trump’s warning that Syria would pay a “big price” if it is found to have carried out a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma.

France on Tuesday became the latest US ally to warn of action if Syria “crossed a red line” in Saturday’s suspected chemical attack. According to activist groups, helicopters dropped barrel bombs filled with toxic gas on the town situated on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, killing dozens of civilians and wounding scores more.
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to discuss the situation with Trump in the next 48 hours, government spokesman Benjamin Griveax told Europe 1 radio Tuesday.

France on Tuesday became the latest US ally to warn of action if Syria “crossed a red line” in Saturday’s suspected chemical attack. According to activist groups, helicopters dropped barrel bombs filled with toxic gas on the town situated on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, killing dozens of civilians and wounding scores more.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has called the alleged attack “barbaric,” is also set to discuss the situation with Trump on Monday, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

But Russia has warned of severe repercussions in the face of western military intervention in Syria.

The Syrian government and Russia vehemently deny involvement and accuse rebel groups of fabricating the attack claims to hinder the army’s advances and provoke international military intervention.

The alleged attack came as Syrian forces were on the verge of reclaiming Douma, the last town held by rebels in Eastern Ghouta, an area east of Damascus which has been besieged for six years and the focus of a renewed government offensive launched in mid-February.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has called the alleged attack “barbaric,” is also set to discuss the situation with Trump on Monday, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

But Russia has warned of severe repercussions in the face of western military intervention in Syria.

The Syrian government and Russia vehemently deny involvement and accuse rebel groups of fabricating the attack claims to hinder the army’s advances and provoke international military intervention.

The alleged attack came as Syrian forces were on the verge of reclaiming Douma, the last town held by rebels in Eastern Ghouta, an area east of Damascus which has been besieged for six years and the focus of a renewed government offensive launched in mid-February.

(CNN)


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