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UN report: sarin gas used on civilians in Syria

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UN report: sarin gas used on civilians in Syria


A UN report is set to confirm that the deadly nerve agent sarin was used on civilians in Damascus last month on a relatively large scale.

The report is due to be officially released later, but a photo of the UN’s chief chemical weapons inspector,Ake Sellstrom, holding it, clearly shows it saying that sarin was used in a rocket attack.

Inspectors spent time in Syria collecting samples and interviewing witnesses after the attack on August 21 in the Ghouta area of the city.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present the findings to the security council later. They will then try to hammer out a resolution.

The question which remains is: which side carried out the attack? The investigators’ remit did not include apportioning blame.

The US accuses the Assad regime of being behind the incident which they say killed 1,400 people . Assad in turn blames the opposition rebels
The UN says it is looking at another 14 alleged chemical attacks in Syria since September 2011.

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