MACRON THREATENS TARGETED ATTACK IF PROVEN CHEMICAL WEAPONS WERE USED IN SYRIA




Hassam Hameed-TDO-15.02.2018- If chemical weapons usage proves to be correct, French President Emmanuel Macron threatened to strike Syria. But as of yet he said French intelligence could not possess proof which could suggest banned chemical weapons were used. Syrian government has denied using any chemical weapons.

Mr Macron said "We will strike the place where these launches are made or where they are organised".This statement comes after numerous reports suggested usage of chlorine in explosives. 9 people are said to be treated for breathing difficulties after an explosive was dropped in rebel held province of Idlib. Helicopter was used to drop the bomb claimed by Syrian opposition.

French President have previously claimed that usage of chemical weapons would be a “redline” for them. He called Russian President Vladimir Putin last Friday to express concern over information regarding usage of chemicals.

There have been previously reported incidents which involved usage of chemical weapons. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia have said this report to be forged.