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These four men have been accused of trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

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.

US warns Syria response will be ‘stronger’ than ever before if Assad uses chemical weapons again

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.
The U.S. military, together with our allies and partners, has the capability to achieve this objective quickly, precisely, decisively, and in ways that control escalation.

Trump is on the verge of a new Syria strike — but it has nothing to do with saving Syrians

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.
A Civil defence member carries an injured man amid dust after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, February 7, 2018.

The US is warning that it’ll strike the Syrian regime hard if they use chemical weapons again

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.
A Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok was likely used in the March 2018 attack of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

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.

Satellite photos show what Syrian sites looked like before and after the US-led strikes

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.
One of the US's targets before and after the strike.

Trump’s Syria strike was a loud public spanking of the Assad government — but not much else

The weekend Syria strikes, a public spanking rather than a decisive military campaign, was a "mission accomplished" because they made it loud.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in December 2017.

The UN Security Council rejects Russia’s resolution to condemn the US-led strikes on Syria

The US-led strikes on Syria have dealt a blow to already fragile relations between Washington and Moscow.