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International probe underway to lay blame for sarin attack

"They have some staff, up to 15 I guess, who have started working in our premises here," the official said. 

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

"The bottom line is there can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement," Mattis said.

Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

Russia says will veto proposed Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

"I just explained our position very clearly to our partners. If it is tabled we will veto it," UN deputy ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told reporters.

UN Syria chemical weapons probe extended for one month

The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) last month reported that Syrian government forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State jihadists had used mustard gas as a weapon.