Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Sarin nerve agent was used in an ‘incident’ at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday.“Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)... relates to an incident that took place again in the northern part of Syria on the 30th of March this year,” the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ director told AFP in an exclusive interview.“The results ...
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria, and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassified report showed. The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed scores of people and prompted the United States to launch a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in response, its first direct assault on the Assad government in the conflict. The six-page ...
Thursday, 13 April 2017
A team of experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog has been sent to Turkey to collect samples as part of an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria last week that killed 87 people.The fact finding mission was sent from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague to gather bio-metric samples and interview survivors, sources told Reuters on Thursday.The toxic gas attack on April 4, which killed scores of children, prompted the United ...
Monday, 10 April 2017
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid launched an emergency relief campaign on Sunday in aid of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib – the city targeted in a deadly sarin attack last week. The announcement complies with the directives of King Salman who called for the support of the Syrians in their ordeal.The spokesman of the center, Dr. Samer al-Jatili said “this campaign comes as an extension of the aid provided by Saudi Arabia to the Syrians. On Saturday night, trucks ...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
More than 100 people were killed including children, women, and the elderly by rockets filled with poison gas in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, in the Southern suburb of Idlib on Tuesday morning. Witnesses in northern Hama countryside confirmed that the warplane that bombed the site was a Sukhoi Su-22, which was also confirmed by Russia in a statement. The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, announced that Russia will continue its military operations supporting the Syrian regime and President ...
Sunday, 8 November 2015
The international community should also demand the regime halt its own chemical weapon attacks
Friday, 7 August 2015
Security Council unanimously passes resolution to establish a fact-finding body to identify those involved in chemical attacks
Thursday, 14 May 2015
But international inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria
Thursday, 5 March 2015
The U.S. draft demands that Syria cooperate with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons fact-finding mission
Monday, 19 January 2015
Syria has begun destroying its remaining chemical weapons production sites, despite bad weather and logistical problems, the OPCW says