Arizona senator ties suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria to President’s recent call for withdrawal

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She is calling on President Trump to help Syrian citizens.”},{“title”:”Thousands evacuate Eastern Ghouta”,”duration”:”00:52″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/03/15/thousands-flee-eastern-ghouta-lon-orig-sd-mkd.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/03/15/thousands-flee-eastern-ghouta-lon-orig-sd-mkd.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180315141646-05-eastern-ghouta-0315-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/03/15/thousands-flee-eastern-ghouta-lon-orig-sd-mkd.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”Thousands of people have fled rebel-held Eastern Ghouta towards regime-controlled areas.”,”descriptionText”:”Thousands of people have fled rebel-held Eastern Ghouta towards regime-controlled areas.”},{“title”:”Syrian regime, rebels reach evacuation deal”,”duration”:”02:27″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/03/22/eastern-ghouta-syria-evacuation-agreement-karadsheh-lkl.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/03/22/eastern-ghouta-syria-evacuation-agreement-karadsheh-lkl.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180316193845-02-eastern-ghouta-evacuees-0316-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/03/22/eastern-ghouta-syria-evacuation-agreement-karadsheh-lkl.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”The Syrian government and rebel group Ahrar Al-Sham have reached their first evacuation agreement that allows for rebel fighters and their families to leave the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The Syrian government and rebel group Ahrar Al-Sham have reached their first evacuation agreement that allows for rebel fighters and their families to leave the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports.”},{“title”:”Night from hell for doctors in Eastern Ghouta”,”duration”:”01:22″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/08/middleeast/syria-eastern-ghouta-death-toll-soars-intl/index.html”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/03/08/doctors-syria-eastern-ghouta-medical-aid-karadsheh-pkg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/03/08/doctors-syria-eastern-ghouta-medical-aid-karadsheh-pkg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180308192909-doctors-syria-eastern-ghouta-medical-aid-karadsheh-pkg-00004728-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/03/08/doctors-syria-eastern-ghouta-medical-aid-karadsheh-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta grows more dire by the day, as Syrian forces close in on the rebel-held enclave. Medical facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have received over 1,000 dead and 4,800 wounded in just two weeks, the organization said in a statement. MSF’s death count was last updated on Sunday, according to Wednesday’s statement. Monitoring groups have reported scores killed daily this week as activists reported \”apocalyptic\” scenes in the streets of Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh has more. “,”descriptionText”:”The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta grows more dire by the day, as Syrian forces close in on the rebel-held enclave. Medical facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have received over 1,000 dead and 4,800 wounded in just two weeks, the organization said in a statement. MSF’s death count was last updated on Sunday, according to Wednesday’s statement. Monitoring groups have reported scores killed daily this week as activists reported \”apocalyptic\” scenes in the streets of Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh has more. “},{“title”:”No End in Sight for Eastern Ghouta”,”duration”:”01:59″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/03/02/humanitarian-crisis-eastern-ghouta.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/03/02/humanitarian-crisis-eastern-ghouta.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180301205330-humanitarian-crisis-eastern-ghouta-00004806-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/03/02/humanitarian-crisis-eastern-ghouta.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”The daily humanitarian pause ordered by Russia and a UNSC resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire have so far failed to stop the carnage in E. Ghouta. “,”descriptionText”:”The daily humanitarian pause ordered by Russia and a UNSC resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire have so far failed to stop the carnage in E. Ghouta. “},{“title”:”Voices from Syria’s Eastern Ghouta”,”duration”:”01:33″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/23/voices-from-syria-eastern-ghouta-sdg-lon-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/23/voices-from-syria-eastern-ghouta-sdg-lon-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180223163445-voices-from-eastern-ghouta-video-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/23/voices-from-syria-eastern-ghouta-sdg-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”Hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in Eastern Ghouta, many of them in desperate need of humanitarian aid.”,”descriptionText”:”Hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in Eastern Ghouta, many of them in desperate need of humanitarian aid.”},{“title”:”Ghouta: Hell on Earth “,”duration”:”02:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/24/ghouta-arawa-damon-pkg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/24/ghouta-arawa-damon-pkg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180224035822-ghouta-arawa-damon-pkg-00010723-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/24/ghouta-arawa-damon-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”People running for cover. Kids begging for food. Parents kissing their children goodbye. This is the reality in Eastern Ghouta — a rebel-held city under heavy bombardment — as shown by videos taken by activists on the ground. CNN’s Arwa Damon shows us a slice of life in the embattled city. “,”descriptionText”:”People running for cover. Kids begging for food. Parents kissing their children goodbye. This is the reality in Eastern Ghouta — a rebel-held city under heavy bombardment — as shown by videos taken by activists on the ground. CNN’s Arwa Damon shows us a slice of life in the embattled city. “},{“title”:”Activist describes crisis in Eastern Ghouta”,”duration”:”02:04″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/23/syria-ghouta-activist-nour-adam-anderson-sot.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/23/syria-ghouta-activist-nour-adam-anderson-sot.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180223012911-nour-adam-intvu-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/23/syria-ghouta-activist-nour-adam-anderson-sot.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”CNN’s Becky Anderson talks to Syrian activist Nour Adam about the conditions in Eastern Ghouta.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Becky Anderson talks to Syrian activist Nour Adam about the conditions in Eastern Ghouta.”},{“title”:”Watch citizens fleeing underground in Syria “,”duration”:”02:28″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://edition.cnn.com/?hpt=header_edition-picker”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/21/syria-eastern-ghouta-people-underground-sam-kiley-pkg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/21/syria-eastern-ghouta-people-underground-sam-kiley-pkg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180221075507-syria-victims-eastern-ghouta-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/21/syria-eastern-ghouta-people-underground-sam-kiley-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”Airstrikes and continuous shelling are driving the residents of Eastern Ghouta, Syria underground. Health clinics have run out of medical supplies and are now using expired medicines as newborns must take their first breaths underground. “,”descriptionText”:”Airstrikes and continuous shelling are driving the residents of Eastern Ghouta, Syria underground. Health clinics have run out of medical supplies and are now using expired medicines as newborns must take their first breaths underground. “},{“title”:”Eastern Ghouta’s 15-year-old ‘war reporter'”,”duration”:”01:59″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/21/eastern-ghouta-syria-15-year-old-boy-lon-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/21/eastern-ghouta-syria-15-year-old-boy-lon-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180219144109-02-young-syrian-combat-reporter-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/21/eastern-ghouta-syria-15-year-old-boy-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”Muhammed Najem is a 15-year-old boy in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. He talks about life in the besieged town; and how he’s fighting a media blackout with selfies.”,”descriptionText”:”Muhammed Najem is a 15-year-old boy in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. He talks about life in the besieged town; and how he’s fighting a media blackout with selfies.”},{“title”:”Eastern Ghouta suffers deadliest day in 3 years”,”duration”:”01:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2018/02/20/eastern-ghouta-deadliest-day-lon-orig-bks.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2018/02/20/eastern-ghouta-deadliest-day-lon-orig-bks.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180220085422-04-eastern-ghouta-0219-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2018/02/20/eastern-ghouta-deadliest-day-lon-orig-bks.cnn/video/playlists/ghouta-syria/”,”description”:”More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in 24 hours, the largest single-day death toll in the rebel-held area in nearly three years, according to observers.”,”descriptionText”:”More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in 24 hours, the largest single-day death toll in the rebel-held area in nearly three years, according to observers.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-1773k1c’,”,”js-video_source-featured-1773k1c”,true,true,’ghouta-syria’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length
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