Sarin Gas used as weapon in Syria, according to chemical weapons watchdog

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Investigations have uncovered today that Sarin nerve gas, was used in a deadly attack on April 4th, in a Syrian town. The attack took place on Khan Sheikhoun, which left more than 90 people dead, which included women and children. It sparked mass outrage around the world as photos and video surfaced around the internet. These videos included graphic content featuring children quivering to their death on camera. The atrocity is strongly condemned, and it also strongly goes against the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical…

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Russia Responding to US Jet shooting down Syrian Bomber

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Over the course of the weekend, the United States military has done something that they’ve yet to do in over a decade.  On Sunday June 18th, a U.S. Navy Fighter Jet struck down a Syrian multi-use tactical bomber after several failed attempts of communicating with the Syrian Su-22.  This is the first time the United States has provided the orders to shoot down a foreign manned aircraft since 1999.  Through the rules of engagement provided, and in self-defense of a strike from the bomber, the Su-22 was shot down immediately…

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