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See resources on the more recent April, 2017 attack at the bottom of this post.

The United States has just officially determined that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against those rebelling against it.

Here are a few useful resources on chemical weapons:

Avoiding Armageddon is a PBS interactive.

Bio and Chemical Threat is a CBS News interactive.

The Boston Globe has a disturbing photo gallery of what appears to be a recent chemical attack on civilians by the Syrian government.

Chemical attacks in Syria: reports mapped is from the Guardian.

Here’s an interactive map showing alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria — from The New York Times.

A Weapon Seen as Too Horrible, Even in War is from The New York Times.

Chemical weapons and the scientists who make them is from The Conversation.


The Science of Surviving a Chemical Weapons Attack
is from the PBS News Hour.

The History of Chemical Weapon Wars

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What chemical weapons does Syria have? is an infographic from The Washington Post.


Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize
is from The New York Times.

How Syria’s chemical weapons will be destroyed – interactive guide is from The Guardian.

How To Dismantle a Chemical Weapon

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Evidence From Victims Points to Nerve Gas in Syria Attack is from The New York Times.

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