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‘Large part’ of Syria’s chemical arsenal destroyed in air strikes: France

‘Large part’ of Syria’s chemical arsenal destroyed in air strikes: France: The French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told on the last Saturday that missile strikes can be carried out overnight in the nation Syria by Britain, France, and the US had destroyed a “large part” of the Damascus government’s stocks which are of the chemical weapons.

'Large part' of Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed in air strikes: France

“A large part of its chemical arsenal has been destroyed,” Le Drian told BFM television. “A lot has been destroyed in last night’s strikes.”

He also stated that the nation France had “solid intelligence” that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reportedly was behind the gas attack in the rebel-held city of Douma on the last weekend.

As per reports, as of now, around 40 people have been killed in the attack till now.

“On the question of chemical weapons, there is a red line that must not be crossed, and if it should be crossed again, there will be another intervention,” Le Drian said.

“But I think the lesson has been learned”.

Though, report about Syria said that “Non-governmental medical organizations active in Ghouta (the Syrian American Medical Society and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations), whose information is generally reliable, publicly stated that strikes had targeted in particular local medical infrastructure on 6 and 7 April. A massive influx of patients in health centers in Eastern Ghouta (at the very least 100 people) presenting symptoms consistent with exposure to a chemical agent was observed and documented during the early evening. In total, several dozens of people, more than forty according to several sources, are thought to have died from exposure to a chemical substance.”

“All of these symptoms are characteristic of a chemical weapons attack, particularly choking agents and organophosphorus agents or hydrocyanic acid. Furthermore, the apparent use of bronchodilators by the medical services observed in videos reinforces the hypothesis of intoxication by choking agents,” the report stated further.