Trump says ‘Animal Assad’ has ‘big price to pay’ for Syria chemical attack


Medical workers treating toddlers following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria | PTI Photo

(Business Standard) – President Donald Trump is condemning what he calls a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” in Syria that has killed women and children, though he’s offering no evidence to support the claim by Syrian opposition activists and rescuers that poison gas was used.

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government is denying the allegations of such an attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus, the capital.

Trump says in a tweet today that the “area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.” ALSO READ: Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack; Damascus denies.

He says Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran, influential Syrian backers, “are responsible for backing Animal Assad.” Trump is calling for the area to be opened “immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria.

Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.