UN Confirms Sarin Gas Used in Attack in Syria

According to the BBC, “The UN has confirmed ‘unequivocally and objectively’ that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.”

A new UN report based on forensic testing indicates that “sarin gas was used in a rocket attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus, last month, although it has not attributed blame.”


The Washington Post reports that: “The U.N. inspection team was in Syria last month to investigate smaller-scale attacks allegedly involving chemical weapons elsewhere in the country when rebel-controlled or contested areas in the Ghouta region outside Damascus came under attack from rockets reportedly containing nerve agents. The United States said the rockets were fired from regime-controlled locations and contained sarin, killing more than 1,400 people, including more than 400 children.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated clearly that “This is a war crime.”

The UN report on its investigation into chemical weapons allegations is online. The Washington Post and the BBC have published articles on the UN report on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War.

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