Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Mattis warns Syria on chemical weapons

US President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis US President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis
Ellis Copeland | 12 March, 2018, 22:01

This means that the territory of the Islamist rebels have been effectively separated into three, with Douma and Harasta cut off from each other, as well as from the rest of the towns located further south.

Pro-government forces had also captured the town of Misraba one day earlier.

Haley said the U.S.is circulating a new resolution eliminating that loophole and demanding an immediate cease-fire in Damascus and the suburbs of eastern Ghouta to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded and critically ill.

It said there was intense fighting on several fronts accompanied by a government artillery barrage, continuous air raids and attacks by helicopters.

Eastern Ghouta, which is home to some 400,000 people, has been under regime siege ever since 2013.

Assad-Backed Syrian Forces Split Rebel-Held Ghouta Into 3 The Syrian government and its allies have advanced into eastern Ghouta. But Faylaq al-Rahman, one of the two main rebel groups in the region, issued a statement rejecting the prospect of an exit, the AP said.

The largest rebel group in eastern Ghouta, the Army of Islam, said it agreed with Russian forces to evacuate the wounded from the enclave.

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The mining sector, however, registered negligible growth of 0.1 per cent, as compared to 8.6 per cent rise in January past year . It had increased its inflation projection to 4.3-4.7% in H2FY18 as compared to its earlier projections of 4.2-4.6%.


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Turkish troops and allied rebels are closing in on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria after weeks of battling the Kurdish YPG militia on the edges of the district, Reuters reported on Saturday. The death toll in the seven-year-long war has passed half a million people, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

He says Turkish troops have destroyed water and power stations that supply the town of Afrin, making it hard for people to stay.

US defense secretary Jim Mattis warned Damascus on Sunday against the use of poison gas as a weapon against civilians in Syria, Agence France-Presse reported.

More than 1,100 civilians have been killed and 4,000 wounded since the government stepped up its offensive on the Eastern Ghouta on 18 February.

"We have made it very clear that it would be very unwise to use gas against people, civilians on any battlefield", Mattis told reporters during his trip to Oman.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned Syria against using chemical weapons, implying it would prompt military consequences, as it did past year when President Donald Trump ordered a strike on a Syrian air base, the media reported.

Last year, the U.S. responded to reports that the Syrian regime had used sarin gas against the city of Khan Sheikhoun by attacking the regime's Shayrat Air Base. "There's an bad lot of reports about chlorine gas use or about symptoms that could be resulting from chlorine gas", he said.

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