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Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Aug 21, 2014

Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Syria's opposition and its allies, including the United States, accused Damascus of carrying out thechemical weapons attack. President Bashar Assad's government denied responsibility, and blamed the rebels. #Barack Obama #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin #Sarin gas #Chemical weapon attack #nerve agent #chemical Weapons Convention #Bassar al-Assad
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Aug 19, 2014

Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

The ship was held in Spain for several months due to delays by Syria in handing over its declared stockpiles of chemical agents. #United States #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #Bassar al-Assad
Islamic militants seize two key towns in the northern Syria

Aug 13, 2014

Islamic militants seize two key towns in the northern Syria

It seems the Islamic State's ultimate goal, he said, was to reach Marea, a town a few kilometers (miles) to the west that is considered a stronghold of the Islamic Front as well as Azaz, a town located next to the Bab al-Salama border crossing with Syria. #Barack Obama #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS

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Islamic militants seize two key towns in the northern Syria

Aug 18, 2014

Obama Hails Elimination of Syria Chemical Weapons

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama says the elimination of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile marks an important achievement in the effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction. But while hailing that achievement, Obama say... #Syria #Barack Obama
Islamic militants seize two key towns in the northern Syria

Aug 21, 2014

ISIS offered to swap Foley for 'Lady Al Qaeda': Terrorists wanted return of MIT-graduate jailed in U.S. for planning 'mass casualty strike' with dirty bomb, ebola, and chemical weapon 'that spared children'

Aafia Siddiqui - knows as 'Lady al-Qaeda' - is currently serving 86 years in a Texas jail. She was named by Foley's captors on a 'laundry list' as a person they wanted in a prisoner swap... #Texas #Al-Qaeda #Aafia Siddiqui
Islamic militants seize two key towns in the northern Syria

Aug 07, 2014

From Syria to Ukraine, social media opens up warfare

In 2013, Eliot Higgins used videos posted online from Syria to track weapons and pinpoint a chemical strike in Damascus from a computer in the English Midlands. This year, the..... #Damascus, Syria #Syria