World Regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack

Regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack


- Advertisment -

648x415 illustration du drapeau syrien

Illustration of the Syrian flag. – Nayef ALaboud apaimages/SIPA

One more proof. The Syrian Air Force used chlorine, a chemical weapon, in an attack in the city of Saraqueb in 2018, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) established on Monday after an investigation .

An OPCW investigative team “concludes that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force used chemical weapons in Saraqeb on February 4, 2018,” the organization said in a statement.

Responsible for identifying the perpetrators of chemical attacks, the OPCW’s Identification and Investigation Team (IIT), based in The Hague, has determined “that there are reasonable grounds to believe” that a Syrian Air Force military helicopter “hit eastern Saraqeb, dropping at least one cylinder”.

“The cylinder ruptured and released chlorine over a large area, affecting 12 people,” the report said.

Syrian government denies any chemical attack

Despite strong objections from Syria and its allies, including Moscow, a majority of OPCW member states in 2018 authorized the organization to designate the perpetrator of a chemical attack and not just document the use of such a weapon. The Syrian government denies any involvement in chemical attacks, claiming to have handed all of its chemical weapons stockpiles under international supervision under an agreement reached in 2013.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

- Advertisement -

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you