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US, Russia clash over Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Despite repeated US warnings to the Syrian regime against using chemical weapons against its own people, Damascus was reported to have used chlorine gas in Idlib province, one of the few remaining areas in the country under rebel control. The US responded, once again, by denouncing the Syrian regime while calling on Russia to restrain Damascus and help to hold it accountable. On Sunday, a Syrian helicopter reportedly dropped a barrel bomb containing chlorine gas in the town of Saraqeb. Victims who sought treatment at local hospitals smelled of chlorine, a doctor told the BBC, and they “suffered breathing problems and irritation in…