Syrian government is using chemical gas weapons on civilians, United Nations says

Assad uses German weapons technology to conduct massacres

His comments are yet another sign that is preparing to push its ongoing offensive against Syrian Kurds in the northwestern part of the country eastward, toward territory controlled by US and coalition forces.

Dozens of civilians were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes on the besieged suburbs east of the capital Damascus, the Associated Press reported, citing rescue workers and a war monitor.

The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta and as the United Nations pleaded for a truce in the seven-year-old conflict to allow for aid deliveries.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 towns in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus were bombed on Tuesday. Though Assad appears to have survived the insurgency, his forces continue to bomb and besiege opposition pockets around the country, including in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib.

Instead, the first weeks of 2018 have turned into one of the bloodiest periods of the conflict yet, with hundreds killed in airstrikes, almost 300,000 displaced in northwestern Syria and 400,000 at risk of starvation in a besieged area east of Damascus that has not received food since November. Turkey, like during the genocide, kills women and children.

"I saw yesterday a man lose his child".

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His supporters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu city in western Kenya clashed with police, who fired tear gas at them. Miguna was detained in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home on Friday after that of another opposition leader a day earlier.

"We are running out of words, to be honest, to describe it", Mr. Moumtzis said.

"Please break up all gatherings and clear the streets", blared an announcement from mosque minarets in Douma.

Since the beginning of the year, the increase in violence in Idlib has resulted in another upsurge of internal displacement with over a quarter of a million civilians reportedly fleeing the fighting, according to reports received by the Commission.

Eastern Ghouta is in May 2017 agreed as one of four "de-escalation" zones under a deal between Russia, Iran and Turkey, but the government maintains its blockade and renews bombardment in mid-November.

Wearing mismatched military gear, some in jeans and others with scarves wrapped around their faces, a few admit this is the first time they have ever touched a weapon, but say they feel compelled to defend their hometown.

Regime attacks on Ghouta involving suspected chlorine-filled munitions have also risen in recent weeks.

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The Security Council unanimously voted in 2015 to create a mission operated by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate those responsible for poison gas attacks.

The world's chemical watchdog voiced "grave concern" over the new reports.

Ambassador Yuceer acknowledged that due to the power vacuum in Syria, these terrorist groups had the freedom to operate in the region, because the central government is faced with other issues.

An Israeli air strike hit the facility in May 2013.

Meanwhile, Syria said it had responded to "a new Israeli aggression" on Wednesday, after aircraft targeted a military outpost near Damascus. "Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed majority".

Russian Federation is supposed to be monitoring a reduction in violence in both Idlib and the Damascus suburbs, where the heaviest attacks are taking place.

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