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WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon said on Thursday (April 19) following last week’s international cruise missile strikes on chemical weapons-related targets. General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the US military’s Joint Staff, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime retains a “residual” chemical capability at a variety of sites across the country. “They will have the ability to conduct limited attacks in the future,” McKenzie told Pentagon reporters. “However as they contemplate the dynamics of conducting those attacks, they have to look over their shoulder and be worried that we are looking at them, and we will have the ability to strike them again should it be necessary.” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said there was no indication the Assad regime was preparing to launch ano...

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