Syrian Government Uses Chemical Weapons Against its Own People

Sparking international outrage, President Bashar al-Assad employs the use of chemical weapons against his own people in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. Killing over 80 people and injuring hundreds more, the attack was met with a retaliatory American missile strike against a Syrian government airfield. This is not the first time that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people, with the first reported attacked in March 2013. With nearly half a dozen other similar attacks using chlorine bombs and Sarin gas since, these gruesome human rights abuses have garnered UN condemnation and calls for Assad to step down from power.