A few days ago, President Trump launched an airstrike against a Syrian airbase in response to the Syrian Government launching a Saren gas attack. Today, Secretary of Defense Mattis said that further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government would warrant further military action by the United States, regardless of how those chemical weapons were delivered, including by barrel bombs.
Now in the year 2016, the Syrian Government used barrel bombs approximately 36 times a day on average. And it is my understanding that these barrel bombs often contain chlorine gas. So I have two questions:
Does the use of chlorine gas violate the Chemical Weapons Convention?
Has the Syrian Government used barrel bombs with chlorine gas after Trump's airstrike?
I think the Syrian Governmebt has definitely used barrel bombs after Trump's airstrike, but I'm specifically interested in barrel bombs with chlorine gas.