During the civil war in Syria, government forces used dozens of times against opposition forces chemical weapons, including the latest case in Khan Sheyhun, where it was used the poison sarin. This is with reference to the statements of investigators from the war crimes Commission says the Agency Reuters.
The independent international Commission of inquiry in Syria said that the Syrian air force dropped a container of sarin in Khan Sheyhun (Idlib province) that led to the painful death of over 80 civilians.
“Government forces continued the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the territories which are controlled by the opposition”, – stated in the UN, calling the incident in Khan Sheyhun a war crime.
Earlier the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons determined that in Idlib used sarin gas, but did not specify in the report who have used it.
UN investigators stated that documented 33 cases of chemical attacks in Syria, 27 of which gave Assad’s troops (7 himatic occurred in the period from 1 March to 7 July 2017). Who is behind six attacks with chemical weapons in the early stages of the civil war, the experts still haven’t found one.
Syrian authorities deny the use of weapons of mass destruction. In Khan Sheyhun, says Damascus, was allegedly following scenario: airstrike coalition came to storage of toxic substances jihadists. This statement investigators believe the UN is not tenable.
The full report of the Commission on the use of chemical weapons by the regime of Bashar al-Assad is available at the link in the docx format.
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4 April 2017 was an attack with sarin gas in the city of Khan shaykhun Syria’s Idlib province. Killed, according to the latest data, from 74 to more than 100 people. More than 500 people were injured. As a warning to the Syrian authorities and Russia on the night of 7 April, the destroyers, the U.S. launched 59 cruise missiles Tomahawk at the base of the Syrian-Russian air force near HOMS, killing, according to the Pentagon, a fifth of the combat aircraft of Assad.
Sarin – organophosphate poison of neuroparalytic action, liquid with no color and smell. In 1993, the 162 States parties to the United Nations signed the chemical weapons Convention, which prohibits including the use of sarin gas.
Signs of exposure to sarin gas on humans – runny nose, chest congestion and constriction of the pupils. Shortly thereafter, the victim has difficulty breathing, nausea and increased salivation. Then, the victim loses control of bodily functions, it breaks, there is involuntary urination and defecation. This phase is accompanied by convulsions. Eventually, the victim falls into a coma and choking in a fit of convulsive spasms followed by cardiac arrest.
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