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The bomb fell at around midday. Dropped from a helicopter, the barrel burst open and spawned its contents onto the pavement: at least four metal cylinders that ripped open to release a greenish gas that smelled of bleach. Within minutes, residents began to hack on the fumes. Rescue workers raced
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should urgently impose sanctions on the Syrian government for chemical weapon attacks in Syria and refer the situation to the International Criminal Court. In a report issued on August 24, 2016, a UN-appointed investigation attributed two chemical weapon attacks to the Syrian
  NEW YORK, 30 August 2016 (Joint Investigative Mechanism) — The Security Council considered the third report (document S/2016/738) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)‑United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism, pursuant to resolution 2235 (2015).  The report provides the findings, assessments and conclusions of the Mechanism’s Leadership Panel regarding those behind
International team accuses Assad government of using chlorine gas in two incidents, and Isis fighters of using mustard gas U.N. chemical weapons experts An international team has concluded that the Assad regime and Islamic Statemilitants carried out chemical attacks in Syria during 2014 and 2015. The team from the UN and
The Syrian city of Aleppo has been hit by a suspected chlorine attack, which would amount to a war crime if confirmed, and constitutes an alarming sign that Syrian government forces are intensifying their use of chemical weapons against civilians, Amnesty International said Thursday. The attack on a residential neighbourhood
The Syrian city of Aleppo has been hit by a suspected chlorine attack, which would amount to a war crime if confirmed, and constitutes an alarming sign that Syrian government forces are intensifying their use of chemical weapons against civilians, Amnesty International said Thursday. The attack on a residential neighbourhood
The Syrian government allegedly dropped barrel bombs full of chlorine on an Aleppo suburb.     BY SIMON COTTON ON 9/8/16 AT 12:01 PM  Syrian Government Helicopters ‘Drop Chlorine’ On Aleppo New claims that the Syrian government have dropped barrel bombs full of chlorine on a suburb of Aleppo are the latest in a series
  The first inquiry into the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria was the United Nations Secretary-General’s Mechanism (SGM) for Investigation of Alleged use of Chemical and Biological Weapons. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1987, and endorsed by the Security Council (Resolution 620) a year later, the
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, says it is ‘deeply disturbing’ that the Syrian peace process is being undermined by bombing and the blocking of aid to civilians. On Thursday at a conference in London, Ban says: ‘There is no military solution. Only political dialogue will rescue the Syrian people
Security Council mulls possible action after watching video of doctors treating victims of alleged chlorine bomb attack. 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 New York on Thursday, Samantha
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday gave a green light to an international investigation aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria, the U.N. press office said on Thursday. The official start of the joint inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of
New report says blood samples show that people were at some point exposed to “sarin or a sarin-like substance.”   The deadly nerve agent sarin has possibly been used in Syria, the United Nations’ acting disarmament chief has told the UN Security Council. Kim Won-soo spoke to reporters on Tuesday
“While the Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this crime, it denounces the international community’s silence over this heinous act,” the coalition said, in a statement released Wednesday. “This continued silence is seen by Assad as a green light to commit more crimes against the Syrian people.”   Photos and videos purportedly showing
  The Final Report of the FFM to Syria 2015 The Chemical Violations Documentation Center Of Syria CVDCS / based in Brussels / had announced his participation with the International Mission /(FFM) ALPHA of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW in charge of the Security Council to investigate
  NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2010 The United Nations Security Council summit on the maintenance of international peace and security is held at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 23, 2010. (/Shen Hong) (zw)null The Security Council today decided to establish for one year a Joint Investigative Mechanism of

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