Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeted chemical weapons facilities, officials say

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“Syria still has a chemical weapons stockpile, retains the capacity to produce chemical weapons today, and has the ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks on civilians,” said Steve Kostas, a lawyer for the Open Society Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that seeks prosecution for perpetrators of chemical warfare. Kostas cited as evidence Syria’s “undeclared production capacity” and repeated efforts to obstruct fact-finding missions by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international watchdog based in The Hague that investigates chemical attacks.


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