Despite this weekend's strikes, Assad projected a business-as-usual veneer on social media Monday.
He tweeted an assault might come “not so soon at all” – less than 24 hours after warning Russia to “get ready” for an attack on its ally.
Images of dead children foaming at the mouth could spur a Western response.
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Moscow and Damascus blamed the failure to cease the assaults on the Syrian rebel enclave on the Islamist fighter groups.
The assault on the rebel enclave has reportedly claimed at least 416 lives since Sunday night
"This is a human tragedy that is unfolding in front of our eyes"