The United Nations weapons inspectors have handed over the samples they took in Damascus to the Organisation
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.
The team flew back to the Netherlands on Saturday and analysis will begin immediately, although the results are not expected before mid-September.
“The mission will be in a position to transmit its conclusions to the Secretary General as soon as it has received the result of the laboratory analysis of its sample,” said Martin Nesirky, UN spokesman for the Secretary General.
“The Secretary General looks forward to receiving the missions findings as soon as possible so he can promptly present the results to member states and to the Security Council:”
The results will only show if chemical weapons have been used, and will not be able to identify who used them, although they might shed light on the weapons’ origins and country of manufacture.
The inspectors are scheduled to return to Syria to investigate other alleged attacks that have taken place during the two-and-a-half year long war.
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