UN Inspectors Confirm Chemical Weapons Use in Syria


Dec 12, 2013 – UN inspectors investigating allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria issued their final report on Thursday confirming use of chemical weapons in Syria in one “clear and convincing” case and reported on four more cases where there is credible evidence that chemical attacks took place.

The team investigated seven sites and concluded that sarin gas was used in the Aug. 21 incident in Ghouta, ”against civilians, including children, on a relatively large scale.” The inspectors had previously confirmed this on Sept. 16. In four more incidents, including an attack in Khan Al Asal in March, the investigators collected evidence that ‘suggests” is “credible” or is “consistent with” the use of chemical weapons.

The full report is below.

– Denis Fitzgerald
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Final Report of UN Inspectors Investigating Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria.