UN pulls out of Syria, US concerned about chemical weapons

25 out of 100 international forces are reported to be leaving Syria immediately.  The United Nations (UN) made a statement on Monday that ‘it is immediately pulling all nonessential employees out of Syria.’  Due to the escalating violence and recent deaths, the UN has decided to pull out of Syria. The UN also plans to reduce some of its field work there.  More than 40,000 people have been killed since Syrians revolted against the president, Bashar Assad, just last year.  The White House is increasingly concerned that Syria might be considering using chemical weapons, sparking an even bigger controversy and ‘prompting swift US response.’


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