White House Warns Syria Against Preparing for Another Chemical Attack

The White House says Syria appears to be preparing for another chemical weapons attack against its people and it warned the Syrian government and military would “pay a heavy price” if the attack is carried out.

In a statement, U.S. officials said the activities they’ve noticed are similar to preparations the Syrian government made before its April 4, 2016 chemical weapons attack. The New York Times reports a Pentagon spokesperson told reporters the apparent preparations for a chemical attack were seen at an airfield, which was hit by American missiles after the April attack. A U.S. defense official told BuzzFeed News that they noticed plane movements and other indications of preparations, but didn’t elaborate on what they were.