US warns Syria over potential chemical attack

A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile is launched from the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.

The White House says it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack similar to those Damascus have been accused of before, and warns of a ‘heavy price’ if President Bashar al-Assad and his military carry it out.

Washington is saying it appears the Syrian government is preparing a chemical attack that could be used against opponents of president Bashar al-Assad.

According to the US, Syria is making preparations similar to those it has been accused of carrying out before. US accused Syria of launching an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April, killing dozens of men, women and children with poison gas, followed by an order from President Trump to strike Syrian positions with Tomahawk missiles just days later.

“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack,” said Trump at the time.

The White House called the April strike a “one-off” meant to discourage future chemical attacks by Syria.

According to journalist Seymour Hersh’s investigation for German media outlet Welt am Sonntag, Syria was credited with a false flag sarin attack.

(Reuters/Kom News)