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Assad may be preparing a chemical attack, says US | Al Jazeera

Assad may be preparing a chemical attack, says US | Al Jazeera

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical-weapons attack that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House has said while warning Syria’s government that it would pay a “heavy price” if it goes ahead.

The White House on Monday said US intelligence observed potential preparations similar to those in the run-up to a deadly chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April that the US blamed on Assad’s forces.

More than 70 people were killed in that attack, including many children.

Source: Assad may be preparing a chemical attack, says US | Syria News | Al Jazeera