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French president says there's proof chemical weapons were used in Douma


"We have the proof that last week, chemical weapons - at least chlorine gas - were used by Assad's regime", Macron told a French journalist. The president set a "red line" on the use of such weapons last May. Macron did not describe the evidence or say how France got it.

France, a former colonial power in the region, is heavily engaged in Syria, with airstrikes and special forces supporting...

The Syrian government has denied the allegation and called the reports fake news used by the West to justify its attacks on Syria. France is expected to join the United States and Britain in carrying out air strikes or some other form of attack in response to the use of the weapons but it remains unclear when that might happen or even if it definitely will.

Stoltenberg said in a statement that Syria's use of chemical weapons was "a clear breach of worldwide norms and agreements".

Meanwhile, Trump has softened his rhetoric against Russian Federation and Syria, seeming to indicate in a tweet Thursday morning that an attack on Assad's regime was not imminent. In that operation - spearheaded by France's then-president, Nicolas Sarkozy - a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation task force conducted airstrikes that helped Libyan rebels overthrow Gaddafi but did little else to help stabilize the country.




Speaking from the White House, the commander-in-chief of the United States said the strikes pummeled targets associated with Assad's chemical weapons capabilities.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that Canada stands with its allies and that it supports the decision " to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people".

"We don't see how a military escalation that would involve two of the most powerful countries in the world in a country already devastated by war helps the situation".

On the extreme right, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, said France had lost a chance to "appear on the global scene as an independent power".

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