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This briefing paper looks at the UK response to allegations of chemical weapons usage in Syria. It draws upon previous Commons Library briefing papers, links to which are provided.
Parliamentary approval for military action, 16 April 2018
Syria: Humanitarian Crisis, 23 March 2018
Syria: what next?, 12 March 2018
The Chemical Weapons Convention, 26 March 2018
Intervention in Syria, 27 August 2013.
Commons Briefing papers CBP-8283
Authors: Ben Smith; Louisa Brooke-Holland