Syria's chemical weapons stockpile
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- These Are Syria's Chemical Weapons. Here's How To Destroy Them - David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, April 13, 2018
- The most important thing for any attack on a chemical weapons stockpile is reliable intelligence on where these weapons are hiding. Geospatial intelligence includes imagery from aircraft, drones, and satellites. In the past this has spotted activity associated with chemical strikes—seeing where chemical bombs loaded onto aircraft came from.
- US: Syria Must Declare All Chemical Weapons Stockpile to Continue Geneva Process - Sputnik, April 15, 2018
- Can Syria’s Chemical Weapons Be Stopped? - Council on Foreign Relations, April 16, 2018
- The United States should follow targeted strikes in Syria with intensified global efforts to nullify the regime’s chemical weapons capabilities.
- Despite international efforts to remove its stockpile, Syria clings to a residual chemical weapons capability, which it has used effectively to defeat rebel strongholds, says Murray.
- Syria: western allies launch diplomatic offensive in wake of strikes - The Guardian, April 17, 2018
- Western powers are to attempt to inject diplomatic momentum behind the military strikes against Syrian government chemical weapon sites by calling for the UN to launch a broad investigation into Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
- Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything - Alex Lockie, Business Insider, April 17, 2018
- Nobody knows how much chemical weapons Assad has left
- The US and allies' strikes on Syria likely didn't change anything on the battlefield, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile was hit.
- Despite strikes, Syria's Assad can still wage chemical attacks - U.S. sources - Reuters, April 19, 2018
- But the assessment also indicated that a large quantity of the chemical weapons was stored elsewhere and that Syria’s chemical weapons programme, while crude, “is about as good as it needs to be for Assad’s purposes,” another official said.
- 105 to 0: Why Syria's air defenses failed to intercept a single incoming missile - Jim Michaels, USA Today, April 20, 2018
- U.S., French and British forces launched 105 missiles from aircraft and ships at three chemical weapons facilities in Syria last weekend in response to a chemical weapons attack launched by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Real sources from 2014
- Syria's chemical weapons stockpile - January 30, 2014