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→  September 5, 2013

The Syrian government has written to US Congress, warning members against supporting “irresponsible, reckless action” that it claims will injure innocent civilians. The letter, seen by Sky News, urges Congress to “communicate with us through civilised dialogue rather than the language of fire and blood”. It was sent just days before members are due to vote […]

→  September 5, 2013

David Cameron has said Britain will lead the humanitarian response in Syria, despite MPs having ruled out military intervention. Speaking at the G20 summit in Russia, at which the Syrian crisis is featuring heavily, the Prime Minister said scientists at Porton Down, Wiltshire, had found further evidence of a deadly sarin gas attack in Damascus last month. […]

→  September 3, 2013

The US has a plan to help Syria’s rebels bring down the Assad regime after launching military strikes, President Obama has said. Mr Obama said again that military action against Syria would be “limited” but suggested a strike would go further than simply punishing President Bashar al Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The president said […]

→  September 2, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al Assad was behind a “massive and co-ordinated” chemical attack in Damascus, the French government has claimed. A seven-page intelligence report sets out five points which, MPs will be told, suggest the Assad regime was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people in the Syrian capital last month. The evidence includes […]