The UN Commission has accused Assad’s troops in the third case, the use of chemical weapons


The UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) report submitted to the UN security Council, said that chemical weapons on 16 March 2015 in the village of Kaminas Idlib province applied the Syrian government forces, reports Reuters. The Agency said that he was able to see the text of the report, which have not been published and may be perused by members of the security Council.

Presented on Friday, October 21, became the fourth report prepared in the course of a 13-month investigation of cases of use of chemical weapons in Syria.

During the investigation it was established that Syrian government forces used helicopters that dropped barrels of chlorine. The report States that these flights were made with two bases where he was stationed 253-255 and I-I squadron 63rd helicopter crews.

However, the investigation failed to find out the names of the people who commanded the operation, the report notes that soldiers responsible should be held accountable.

The international group of the United Nations and the OPCW is investigating nine case the use of chlorine in Syria, but in five of them, the Commission was unable to identify the perpetrators of the chemical attacks.

The charge attack Eminase is the third put forward in the UN against Damascus. In the previous report, which was submitted in August, government forces were accused of using chlorine 16 March 2015 Carmine and 21 April 2014 Talmanes.

After reading the third report in August 2016 permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the document “many questions remain”. “There have been suggestions that the Syrian forces used chlorine as a chemical weapon. There is no real reason to draw conclusions. There are still many questions on the report. To make any serious charges, you need to have serious evidence. Work is still ongoing, I think it will end in the next weeks,” he said then.

In November 2015, the experts of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) established that on 21 August 2015 in the town of Marea North of Aleppo chemical weapons were used. During the investigation it was established that at this time in this territory were clashes Syrian rebels and militants of the banned in Russia “Islamic state” chemical weapons were used by the militants.

Syria agreed to destroy chemical weapons in 2013 in a deal brokered between Moscow and Washington.

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