The US government is facing an uphill battle to convince its own public of the need for military intervention in Syria.
Turkey says it has "never used chemical weapons" after claims it used a toxic gas during an offensive in Afrin, Syria. Local doctors had been quoted as saying they treated people for exposure to chemical gases.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
Israeli forces have killed two Palestinian teenagers in a Gaza Strip offensive that targeted 18 sites. The strikes occurred after four soldiers were injured in an explosion along the border with the Gaza Strip.
The Trump administration wants US troops to stay in Syria for the foreseeable future to ensure the "Islamic State" doesn't regroup. But parallel goals raise legal questions about the US military presence in Syria.
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