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4 Russian spies got caught in an audacious revenge hack aimed at chemical weapons inspectors, Dutch intelligence says
The Netherlands accused four Russian agents of trying to launch a cyberattack on the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year. The attempted breach came as the OPCW was investigating the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.
White House National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Syria Monday that another chemical weapons attack will result in a "much stronger response" than those following the previous two incidents, which triggered US strikes on a Syrian airfield and some of the country's chemical weapons facilities.
When the US strikes Syria, it picks locations unlikely to harm Russians, therefore preventing escalation between the world's greatest nuclear powers. But the strikes still send a message to Moscow, that the US won't be muscled out of Syria, and norms against chemical weapons use are worth upholding.
On Tuesday, Russia began conducting airstrikes once again on Idlib, according to the Washington Post, raising fears that a full-on assault would soon begin and that chemical weapons may be used again.
Russia keeps saying the West is planning chemical attacks in Syria — and it’s a sign Assad may be about to use them again
As the Syrian regime sets its sights on the last remaining rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Russian Defense Ministry has begun pushing a narrative about possible upcoming chemical attacks staged by US-led forces in the rebel-held province.
Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal
Novichok, a rare and highly toxic Soviet-era nerve agent, was used to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, UK authorities say.
The United States led "precision strikes" on Syria on Friday, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Here's what the damage looked like.
The weekend Syria strikes, a public spanking rather than a decisive military campaign, was a "mission accomplished" because they made it loud.
The US-led strikes on Syria have dealt a blow to already fragile relations between Washington and Moscow.
‘Mission Accomplished!’: People are roasting Trump for using an infamous Bush-era phrase after the Syria strikes
"Mission accomplished, 2003 edition," tweeted one user.