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US threatens airstrikes in response to Syria's ongoing bombardment of Ghouta

The United States threatened to conduct unilateral attacks on Syria if President Assad continued to bombard the rebel area of eastern Ghouta.

Syrian government allied forces have received heavy condemnation from the international community for the ongoing assault on Ghouta.

Speaking to at the UN in New York, US Ambassador reminded the UN Security Council that last year the US responded to Syria’s use of chemical weapons with airstrikes.

“The security council failed to act. The Unite States struck the airbase from which Assad had launched the chemical attack. We repeat this warning. We also warn any nation determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and inhuman suffering, most especially the outlaw Syrian regime. The United States remains prepared to act if we must. It is not a path we prefer but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take it again.”

In response to the US Statement at the UN, Russia claimed that rebels in eastern Ghouta were preparing to fake a chemical weapons attack to give the US a pretext to strike regime sites in Damascus.

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