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Syria attacks: Autopsies ‘confirm chemical weapons used’ by Dictator Assard on his own people.Look into the child’s eyes you cowards.

assard-of-syria image www.crimefiles.netA Syrian doctor treats a child following Tuesday's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria image www.crimefiles.net

The autopsies, conducted on three victims by Turkish doctors, provide the most concrete evidence to date for why more than 80 civilians – including about 30 children – were killed. The chemical used was most likely the deadly nerve agent sarin, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

“According to the preliminary results, the findings suggest that the patients were exposed to a chemical substance [Sarin],” the statement said.

Sarin is 20 times as deadly as cyanide. Within seconds of exposure noses run, tears form, mouths drool and vomit. If exposed to a high concentration, victim will convulse, become paralysed and die within 10 minutes.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the World Health Organisation supervised the autopsies and that the results were sent to The Hague for further analysis.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem rejected the findings from Turkey, denying the government had used chemical weapons in the past and maintained that it never would.

At least 86 people were killed in the attack on the Syrian north-western town of Khan Sheikhoun, according to a tally from the health department in rebel-held Idlib Province, the New York Times reports. But the toll may not include victims evacuated to Turkey for treatment who have since died.

WHO experts took part in autopsies on victims of the chemical attack in a hospital in Adana, Turkey image www.crimefile.net

Meanwhile, demonstrations have erupted in London, New York, Los Angeles and parts of the United States against US President Donald Trump’s order to fire 59 missiles at a Syrian airbase early on Friday morning following the chemical attack.

The Syrian army claimed nine civilians, including four children, were killed in Friday’s aerial assault which, according to the Pentagon, were aimed at planes, depots and air-defence systems at the Shayrat Airfield.

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The field, between Damascus and Homs, was hit with Tomahawk missiles fired from the USS Porter and USS Ross, two destroyers in the Mediterranean.

A statement from the Syrian army command described the attack as an act of “blatant aggression”, saying it had made the United States “a partner” of Islamic State, the ex-Nusra Front and other “terrorist organisations”.

The office of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, has called the US missile strike against the air base in central Homs “reckless” and “irresponsible”, Associated Press reported.

Only hours after the attack, two war planes took off from the central Syrian airbase and carried out bombing raids nearby, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, targeting territory controlled by IS.

A Syrian military source told Agence France-Presse that Syria’s armed forces were warned about possible US military action hours before the strike and a number of airplanes were moved to other areas. US officials said Russia’s military in Syria were informed beforehand in order to avoid casualties, AFP said.

This is the first time the US has directly targeted Assad’s forces. The Obama administration threatened to attack after previous chemical attacks, but did not.

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From his his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump said his decision had been prompted in part by what he called failures by the world community to respond effectively to the Syrian civil war.

“Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behaviour have all failed, and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen, and the region continues to destabilise, threatening the United States and its allies.”

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But United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to parties involved in the Syrian conflict for calm to avoid adding to the suffering.

“Mindful of the risk of escalation, I appeal for restraint to avoid any acts that could deepen the suffering of the Syrian people,” he said.

President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach after the US fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria image www.crimefiles.net

The situation in Syria now “amounts to an international armed conflict” following the US missile strikes, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“Any military operation by a state on the territory of another without the consent of the other amounts to an international armed conflict,” ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet said in Geneva.

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“So according to available information – the US attack on Syrian military infrastructure – the situation amounts to an international armed conflict.”

Russian President Vladi­mir Putin called for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, called the US missile strikes “violations of the norms of international law, and under a far-fetched pretext”.

US allies around the world expressed support, if sometimes cautiously, of Washington’s strikes on Syria.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the strikes sent “a vitally important message” that the world would not tolerate the use of chemical weapons. “The retribution has been proportionate and it has been swift,” he said. “We support the United States in that swift action.”

Britain, France and Japan all expressed support.

“The UK government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime and is intended to deter further attacks,” a British government spokesman said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged an investigation into who was responsible for the chemical attacks before the US strike, according to Canada’s Globe and Mail.

“There are continuing questions…that’s why I’m impressing on the United Nations Security Council to pass a strong resolution that allows the international community to determine first of all who was responsible for these attacks and how we will move forward,” he said.

Washington Post, Reuters, AP, with Tammy Mills

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THE Islamic State has beheaded 10 of its own fanatics in public after they abandoned their posts, it has been reported.

A Sharia court is said to have found the militants guilty of “high treason” after they fled a battlefront in the north western Iraq city of Mosul.

The troops deserted as clashes took place between the jihadis and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, ARA News claimed.

On Sunday they were beheaded in a public square in the town of Baa’j to the west of the city as hundreds of fighters looked on, it has been reported.

Media activist Abdullah al-Mallah told the news agency: “The militants were found guilty for evacuating a post at the battlefront, where clashes took place between them and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

 “The Sharia Court of Mosul decided to behead them in front of hundreds of ISIS members in order to prevent others from taking such a move without the permission of their military leadership.”

Six of those beheaded were identified as Syrian nationals, while the rest were Western jihadis, according to sources on the ground.

It is not the first time ISIS has used public beheadings as a warning to others to obey orders. Last month the “death cult” executed 73 militant fighters for fleeing from battles with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Sinjar to the north of Baa’j.

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: militant group Islamic State in Iraq  promoting and celebrating their conquests, as they ravage Iraqi cities.

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for Khaled Sharrouf

Federal police have issued arrest warrants for two Sydney men accused of fighting with terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar recently posted images from Iraq on Twitter, showing them posing with the heads of executed fighters, holding guns and standing over bloodied bodies.

In other online posts, they threatened to kill Australian soldiers and all non-Muslims

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The picture in question of Mohamed Elomar.

However, a friend of the pair told Fairfax Media they have no intention of ever returning.

“They say they’ve never lived a better life than what they’re living now and ‘you don’t know what youse are missing out on, especially with the turn of events happening now [with the establishment of a caliphate in Iraq],” said the friend, who didn’t want to be identified.

“People say they’re worried these guys will come back but they understand that if they leave the country to go to Syria or Iraq they’re not coming back. They’re after two things – victory for Islam or martyrdom.”

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Bodies of handcuffed and blindfolded dead men lie on the ground of the Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after they were allegedly executed by the al-Qaeda-linked group, in the northern city of Aleppo (AFP Photo / Zakariya Al-Kafi)

Mohammed Elomar’s latest twitter post reveals that he may have briefly stopped being in direct conflict.

The Attorney-General emphasised that home-grown terrorism remains a significant domestic threat.

He will seek to introduce legislation to parliament to make it an offence to encourage terrorism.

“One thing no one should think is that this is a problem on the other side of the world,” said Brandis. “This is a problem that exists and germinates within our suburbs.”

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The bodies of two men who were allegedly crucified by fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. (AFP Photo / HO / Syrian Observatory of Human Rights)

It is believed Sharrouf and Elomar left Australia last year to fight in Syria and crossed over to Iraq when conflict broke out.

Last week, they posted photos of themselves holding up the severed heads of fighters.

It followed a series of graphic and provocative photos from the Iraqi battlefield and various threats of violence.

It’s believed Sharrouf and Elomar are fighting with al-Qaeda-linked rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is classified in Australia as a a terrorist organisation.

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Rebel fighters gather near the bodies of the victims of an alleged suicide bombing carried by al-Qaeda-linked group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) near the headquarters of the Army of the Mujahideen (AFP Photo / Zakariya Al-Kafi)

Elomar’s Sydney wife and the mother of his four children, Fatima, was recently charged with supporting terrorism under foreign incursion laws.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Khaled Sharrouf. Photo: Supplied

Attorney-General George Brandis described the Australians who have joined ISIL as the biggest threat to Australian national security.

“What they have demonstrated is a promotion of violent crimes, probably war crimes,” Attorney-General George Brandis told the ABC’s 7:30.  

A spokeswoman for the Australian Federal Police said the pair would be arrested immediately for terrorism-related offences if they returned to Australia.

She was allegedly stopped at Sydney Airport on May 3 with cash and military fatigues.

Her lawyer, Zali Burrows, said on Tuesday that the arrest warrants for terrorism were not a surprise, considering Elomar’s wife had already been charged with supporting a terrorist.

She cast serious doubt on the veracity of the Twitter posts, saying Elomar did not use the social network. She believes the photo of Elomar with severed heads may have been photoshopped.

An AFP spokeswoman said: “As these matters are ongoing, and yet to be tested before a court, it would not be appropriate for the AFP to comment further,” the spokeswoman said.

“Should Sharrouf or Elomar return to Australia, these warrants authorise law enforcement to arrest them immediately.”

“We would be alleging that they were members of a terrorist organisation.”

With Eryk Bagshaw

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