Certain Western states, he said, are using their “black flags and White Helmets” to stage new chemical attacks in order to obstruct the political process and justify their aggression against Syria, he said.
(8.4.2018) The reported chemical attack on Douma, a suburb of the capital, Damascus, on Saturday seems to have squeezed Mr. Trump between conflicting impulses, and raised the political and military stakes as he charts the United States’ future in Syria.
On one hand, he has emphatically expressed his desire to bring American troops home as soon as possible in line with his “America First” approach. On the other, he has vowed to punish some bad actors, and withdrawing from Syria could open him up to criticism at home and abroad.
“There has been a very heavy security presence on the ground ever since the attack and they have been targeting doctors and medics in a very straightforward way,” said Tayara, a Birmingham-based physician, now in Turkey where he is supervising the departure from Syria of some of the Douma medics. “Any medic who tried to leave Douma was searched so vigorously, especially for samples. At one medical point, seven casualties were taken away. The Russian military police were heavily involved. They were directing things.
„Ten days ago, President Trump said the USA’s will is to disengage from Syria. We convinced him that it was necessary to stay,“ Macron said, during a two-hour televised interview with several French media outlets.
(7.4.2017) – Dr Shajul Islam was arrested for kidnapping journalists is back in Syria
– The ex-NHS doctor and his brother were released after the case collapsed
– He was released as the prosecution’s witnesses weren’t able to give evidence
– He published a video of the patients after the attack which killed 86 on Tuesday
March 30, 2017: US says no regime change in Syria
April 4, 2017: suspect chemical attack in Khay Shaykhun
April 6, 2017: US says yes to regime change in Syria
April 7, 2017: US launches 59 missiles at Syria