The latest congressional measure forcing accountability on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the genocide and war crimes his regime has committed against his own people, has just passed approval in the U.S. Senate.The Syrian government is said to have use warplanes to attack rebels with Sarin gas this past April.
This attack prompted President Donald Trump command a military strike on the Syrian military air base where the attack was allegedly launched from.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) along with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D) saw their Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act pass in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“For over six years, Bashar al-Assad has committed horrific war crimes against the Syrian people, including women and children…Committee passage is another step towards ensuring accountability for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria against innocent civilians. I urge the full Senate to consider this legislation without delay, so that those responsible for the repeated use of chemical weapons and other atrocities against the Syrian people are held accountable.”-Sen. Marco Rubio