The U.S., the U.K. and France launched the attack even though they had no solid evidence that the Assad regime had used chemical warfare. The allies' action was little more than a propaganda exercise.
The main hospital, courthouse and municipal buildings are largely rubble—testimony to the intense government assault the town has been subjected to since being seized by the rebels six years ago.
A Saudi-backed fundamentalist militia alleges that the Assad government dropped a barrel bomb full of chlorine and other chemicals on the rebel enclave of Douma.
The Army of Islam, one of Syria’s most powerful armed opposition groups, stands alone in eastern Ghouta, its fighters facing a stark choice: Surrender or die.
Parallel offensives waged by Turkey and the Syrian government on separate towns on Monday compound a 'catastrophic' humanitarian situation.
Josh Rogin of The Washington Post has caused a stir by noticing something that Secretary of State John Kerry said at Aspen last month.