Syrians Report U.S. Use of Chemical Weapons on Town of 200K*

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Syrians Report U.S. Use of Chemical Weapons on Town of 200K*

The same entities that condemned the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons have become eerily silent in the face of reports that suggest a U.S.-backed coalition committed the same crime.

By Rachel Blevins

The outrage and empathy on behalf of the civilians in Syria that was expressed by politicians and media personalities alike when they found an opportunity to blame a chemical attack on Assad’s government was a distant memory this week. Instead, reports that a U.S.-backed coalition dropped a cluster of airstrikes containing illegal chemicals on a city housing 200,000 people was almost completely ignored by western media.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) broke into the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa for the first time on Tuesday. While popular outlets such as Reuters reported that “as artillery and coalition aircraft pounded targets in the city, SDF fighters…

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