Mattis: No additional Syria chemical weapons activity seen

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US and allied intelligence officers had for some time identified several sites where they suspected Assad's government may have been hiding newly made chemical weapons from inspectors, a USA official familiar with the intelligence said.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria's government has taken seriously the USA warning against launching another chemical weapons attack.

Moscow Wednesday blasted USA claims that the Syrian regime could be preparing for another chemical attack as a "provocation".

"One of the things I think you've noticed about me is, militarily, I don't like to say where I'm going and what I doing", Trump said on April 5, hours before 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at Syria's regime.

"The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children", spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement. The shoot-downs came during efforts by pro-Syrian regime forces to disrupt USA anti-ISIS operations in Syria.

The US and Russian Federation instead struck a deal on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

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"Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people", she wrote.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the United States had recently seen activity at Shayrat airfield, the same base targeted by a missile strike on April 6.

Days after that strike on a rebel-held town, the United States launched a cruise missile strike on the airfield in retaliation - the first direct U.S. attack on the Syrian regime.

Nikki Haley says the goal was not to just send Assad a message.

Also, a senior Russian lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the USA claim as an "unprecedented provocation". Earlier this month, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time.

The Kremlin was not happy with the White House statement.

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The U.S. strike was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president months before.

Syria denied using chemical weapons.

"Certainly, we consider such threats to the legitimate leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic unacceptable". Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict.

The State Department officials weren't authorized to discuss national security planning publicly and requested anonymity.

The White House said the recent preparations in Syria were similar to actions before the April attack.

Gorka also dismissed new video of Assad, accompanied by Russian military commanders, getting into the cockpit of a Russian warplane after the Trump administration's warning as nothing more than "cheap theater" and a "desperate measure", adding that "it does not worry this White House".

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