U.S. investigating possible sarin gas attacks in Syria: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Assad regime's airstrikes over Eastern Goutha

"It will spread if we don't do something", the official warned.

The US officials claimed that Syrian armed forces have "evolved" their chemical weapons and occasionally used them in smaller amounts since 2017.

He was of the opinion that if global community does not act quickly to tighten the screws on Mr Assad, Syria's chemical weapons could spread beyond its borders and possibly even "to U.S. shores". "But we're not refuting them; we're looking for evidence of it".

Syria also says that reports by Western-backed media outlets about Damascus using chemical weapons "is a new version of USA and Western desperate intentions to create" an excuses to attack Syria.

On January 26, the Syrian opposition White Helmets rescue group operating in militant-held Syrian areas reported that three civilians were killed and many others injured in a suspected chlorine gas attack on Eastern Ghouta.




In a statement to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the Syrian foreign ministry denied that it had used chemical weapons on its own people, and insisted that it had turned its chemical weapons stockpile over to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

AFP news agency also reported senior officials as saying the United States was not ruling out military force in response to future chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government.

The Syrian army and government have consistently denied using chlorine or other chemical weapons during the war and has said it cooperates with global investigations.

The U.S. has sought to step up pressure on the Syrian government in recent weeks over its use of chemical weapons. Mattis hinted at such action on Friday, referencing a USA missile strike on a Syrian military airfield past year.

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