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  Testimony before US Congress will be accompanied by dossier documenting 31 chlorine attacks between March and June  A Syrian man receives treatment at the Sarmin field hospital following a suspected chlorine gas attack by Assad forces in Idlib, Syria, in April 2015. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Alice Ross and Shiv Malik
Security Council mulls possible action after watching video of doctors treating victims of alleged chlorine bomb attack. 17 Apr 2015 18:28 GMT The UN Security Council has heard firsthand accounts from Syrian doctors of alleged chemical weapons attacks in their country. Following the closed-door meeting at the UN headquarters in
December 2014 ,By Paul F. Walker Just one year after Syria’s formal accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body responsible for implementing the treaty, announced this October that almost all of Syria’s declared chemical agents and precursor chemicals
(New York) – Evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas on three towns in Northern Syria in mid-April 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. These attacks used an industrial chemical as a weapon, an act banned by the international treaty prohibiting
  Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a “massive and coordinated” chemical attack on August 21, according to a declassified French intelligence report. The nine-page document, released on Monday, lays out five points that suggest Assad was behind the attacks in suburbs of the capital, Damascus. The
The United Nations denounced a “war crime” in Syria when a “chilling” investigation found that sarin nerve gas was used against “civilians including children” in three rebel-held suburbs of Damascus. Children, affected by what activists said at the time was a gas attack, breathe through oxygen masks in the Damascus
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, U.N. inspectors reported Monday that rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin had been fired from an area where Syria’s military has bases, but said the evidence could have been manipulated in the rebel-controlled
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Sept. 9, 2013. UNITED NATIONS—U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will urge the Security Council to demand that Syria transfer its chemical weapons stocks to areas in the country where they can
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  Introduction In recent days, a number of governments have signalled their intention to take military action against the Syrian government, which they hold responsible for the alleged chemical weapons attacks of 21 August. Scores of civilians, including many children, were apparently killed in the attacks

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Posted by ilstraniero on 21/08/2013
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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria     The Secretary-General is shocked to hear the reports of the alleged use today of chemical weapons in the suburbs of Damascus.   Professor Åke Sellström and his team are currently in

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