Mattis also said on Friday that the US government was concerned about the Syrian government's use of sarin gas, but acknowledged that he did not have evidence to prove that it was using the nerve agent. He stressed that the U.S. did not have evidence of sarin gas use. "The regime appears to have weaponized chlorine again", Mattis, "but we are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use".
"We have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it's been used", Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.
Mattis did not provide further details on which reports on the use of sarin he was referring to.
The US accusations of chemical weapons use in Eastern Ghouta are groundless, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said adding that Damascus strongly condemned such statements.
Syrian activists said on Sunday that civilians have suffered chlorine gas poisoning during an attack on the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province, The Associated Press reported.
In his remarks Friday, Mattis alluded to the April attack, saying, "So they'd be ill-advised to go back to violating" the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.
Syria has staunchly denied the claims, pointing to its 2013 handover of its chemical stores as part of a deal between the United States and Russian Federation.
In 2013, Syria said it would give up all of its chemical weapons. Unlike sarin, chlorine gas is relatively easy to produce and is not banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded to the United States' claims of chemical weapons use by the government forces in the clashes with militants in Eatern Ghouta. The Syrian American Medical Society says its hospitals in the area treated 11 patients for chlorine gas poisoning. Make a donation and help pay for our journalism.
City were leading 1-0 at the time - with the match inside the final 20 minutes - thanks to a first-half Danilo strike. In the last 10 minutes, we were not able to convert but we will learn from our performance".
This snow, along with reduced visibilities, will have an impact on the Monday late afternoon and evening commute. As temperatures climb into the low 40s by Sunday afternoon, the precipitation should change over to all rain.
The Clearview fire chief says 41 teenagers, three adults and the driver of the bus were all treated at the scene. On Friday, Glenn Attridge, president of Attridge Transportation, had said the students were from St.
PLO leaders are meeting after the Palestinian Central Council - another arm of the organisation - called for the step last month. President Donald Trump on December 6 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, increasing the tension across the region.
The nation also conducted its sixth nuclear weapon test a year ago , claiming that the weapon they detonated was a hydrogen bomb. North Korea also reportedly attempted to obtain a monitor that measures gas emissions when chemical weapons are produced.
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Trump ordered a year ago, the revision, led by the Pentagon of the USA nuclear arsenal and the policies that govern it. In addition to new kinds of nuclear weapons, the document calls for the modernization of the U.S.'s current arsenal.
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Indian forces say there have been over 130 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan last month, the highest since 2014. The officials said that the situation was very tense as firing and shelling by Pakistani troops continued round the clock.
It was a ideal afternoon for Wales but there was one man who was nervous in the stadium - defence coach Shaun Edwards. No scrum-half has scored more Test tries since the beginning of the 2015 Rugby World Cup than Wales' Gareth Davies .
Protesters from across Greece converge in Athens' main square outside parliament to protest a potential Greek compromise. Athens thus seeks guarantees that the use of the name by its neighbour implies no claim to parts of its own territory.
A crash between an passenger train and a train in on Sunday killed two people and injured about 70 others, authorities said . Matthew Cheeseman, a schools superintendent from North Carolina, says he's very thankful that he and his family are OK.
The army has been since launched multiple violent raids to search for the suspected killer, 22-year-old Ahmed Jarrar. A witness said about 200 Palestinians were throwing stones at Israeli military vehicles when a gunshot rang out.
Since 2014, the BJP has lost six by-polls out of eight and has suffered huge losses in elections to panchayats and municipalities. According to reports, BJP got zero votes in Adarwa, a Jat dominated polling booth in Dudu Assembly segment of Ajmer.
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The Maldivian opposition accused Yameen of resisting local and global pressure to comply with the court's order, reports said. The Maldives, known for luxury tourist resorts, became a multiparty democracy 10 years ago after decades of autocratic rule.