The U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Wednesday it was clear a chemical substance had been used in an August 21 attack in the war-torn country, killing hundreds of people.
Speaking to reporters in Geneva about the suspected chemical attack, Brahimi said “it does seem some kind of substance was used that killed a lot of people. Hundreds. Definitely more than 100, some people say 300, some people say 600, maybe 1,000, maybe more than 1,000 people.”
Infographic: Chemical weapons claims (Design by Farwa Rizwan / Al Arabiya English)
U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has said there is “no doubt” that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that it must be held accountable.