Obama weighs fresh Syria sanctions

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, search for victims amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a government forces air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan al-Basha in the northern city of Aleppo, on October 4, 2016. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Officials and diplomats said the strategy is still being thrashed out, but initial efforts could focus on passing UN sanctions against those implicated in chemical weapons attacks.
  • A UN-backed panel is expected in the next few weeks to present new findings about deadly chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015.



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