A report by French intelligence services blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Syria that killed 87 people, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.
SYRIA – FRANCE
France will produce proof “in a few days” that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 people earlier this month, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.
A top Syrian official attended a conference in Paris Tuesday on the invitation of French lawmakers, angering the government days after he was banned from a similar meeting in Brussels.
A collateral victim of the Syrian conflict, Aleppo’s famed soapmakers have found sanctuary far from the war-torn city whose elegant souks, many now reduced to rubble, have made the coveted green bars for centuries.
The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss a French resolution seeking an end to the hostilities in Syria as fighting continued in rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
France on Sunday launched a fresh wave of air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, destroying an arms depot and combat positions in the group’s stronghold of Raqqa, the French foreign ministry said.