France to strike Syria if chemical weapon use is proved, Macron says

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France to Strike if Proof of Chemical Weapons Emerges in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he would order a military response against Syria if proof emerged that the regime has again used chemical weapons.

"If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons proscribed in treaties are used, we will strike the place where they are made".

"As soon as such proof is established, I will do what I said", Macron warned, while adding that "the priority is the fight against the terrorists, the jihadists".

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The French President promised "retaliation and an immediate response from France" if the Syrian regime was found guilty who he said would eventually "be answerable to global justice" for its crimes.

On January 22: A suspected chlorine attack in Douma, led to at least 21 cases of respiratory problems, including children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Damascus has repeatedly been accused of using chemical weapons, with the United Nations among those blaming government forces for an April 2017 sarin gas attack on the opposition-held village of Khan Sheikhun that left scores dead. The comments came amid unverified reports that pro-government forces have used chlorine on civilians and rebels to gain control of areas.

Despite repeated USA warnings, the Syrian regime was reported to have used chlorine gas in Idlib Province earlier this month.

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