poison gas


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poison gas

n.
A gas or vapor used especially in chemical warfare to injure, disable, or kill upon inhalation or contact.
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The rebels, who have denied carrying out any poison gas attacks, accused the government of trying to undermine a truce reached by Russia and Turkey in September during a summit in the Russian city of Sochi.
But both sides of the conflict have accused each other throughout the war of using poison gas.
France has said it was very likely that evidence of the poison gas attack was disappearing before the inspectors could reach the town.
The Russian lawmakers met with Assad after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago.
That's how it worked last April, when Trump 'punished' Bashar al-Assad's regime for another alleged poison gas attack in rebel-held Idlib province by dropping 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian airbase at Shayrat from which the attack supposedly originated.
May "And, if it is clear that it is the responsibility of the Assad regime, it's yet another example of the callous and brutal way in which he's been treating his people." Earlier, Mrs May said Russia must be "held to account" alongside Syria if Bashar Assad's regime is found to be responsible for the poison gas attack in Douma.
BORIS JOHNSON has said the international community must respond to reports of a poison gas attack in Syria which is thought to have claimed at least 40 lives.
"Despite Russia's promise in 2013 to ensure Syria would abandon all of its chemical weapons, international investigators mandated by the UN Security Council have found the Assad regime responsible for using poison gas in at least four separate attacks since 2014.
COUNCIL chiefs are suing consultants after they had to bulldoze a PS6million housing estate blighted by poison gas.
BOTH sides in the bitter battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo are accusing each other of using poison gas.
Although he commanded the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, at a time when the battlefield use of poison gas was prevalent, little has been written about John J.