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Portraits of the Russian and Syrian presidents are displayed at the government-held Wafideen checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus on April 3. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria

Evidence of chemical weapons used to require a chain of custody. Now, open-source intelligence is often enough.

IDLIB, SYRIA - APRIL 4: Bodies of chlorine gas victims are seen after a suspected chlorine gas attack by Assad Regime forces to Khan Shaykhun town of Idlib, Syria on April 4, 2017.
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Syria’s Chemical Weapons Kill Chain

There’s a long list of Syrian officials with blood on their hands -- but the culpability goes all the way to the top.

A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3, 2014 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo. Some 2,000 civilians, including more than 500 children, have been killed in regime air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo since January, many of them in barrel bomb attacks. AFP PHOTO / BARAA AL-HALABI        (Photo credit should read BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘They Were Just Struggling to Breathe’

An eyewitness to a chemical attack tells FP that Assad’s forces are dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine gas on hospitals and civilian centers.

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As Syrian Civil War Rages On, Chemical Weapons Use Persists

The Syrian government is accused of using chlorine in an attack on the city of Sarmin.

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