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Borzou Daragahi @borzou

Despite claims by #Syria regime apologists, @UN finds chemical weapons used 2x in 2013 came from govt stockpiles http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session25/Documents/A-HRC-25-65_en.doc ...

Do we need reminding, the OHCHR - Human Rights Council -  body does not investigate the perpetrator of Sarin gas attacks in Syria. The social media are just regurgling previous statements. The UN body that investigates gas attacks in Syria is OPCW. Borzou Daragahi (and others) have linked this document which is very clear, there is insufficient evidence in regard to the perpetrator.

C. Use of illegal weapons [Date: 12 Feb. 2014 ; Published on 5 March 2014]

1. Chemical weapons

127.    In its report, the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons [Ghouta report OPCW of 13 Sept. 2013 - pdf] in the Syrian Arab Republic confirmed that chemical weapons, specifically sarin, had been used in multiple incidents during the conflict.  The commission independently collected information, confirming this finding in the case of Al-Ghouta (21 August), Khan Al-Assal (19 March) and Saraqib (29 April).

128.    In Al-Ghouta, significant quantities of sarin were used in a well-planned indiscriminate attack targeting civilian-inhabited areas, causing mass casualties. The evidence available concerning the nature, quality and quantity of the agents used on 21 August indicated that the perpetrators likely had access to the chemical weapons stockpile of the Syrian military, as well as the expertise and equipment necessary to manipulate safely large amount of chemical agents. Concerning the incident in Khan Al-Assal on 19 March, the chemical agents used in that attack bore the same unique hallmarks as those used in Al-Ghouta.

129.    Other allegations of chemical weapons use investigated displayed markedly different circumstances and took place on a significantly smaller scale. In no incident was the commission's evidentiary threshold met with regard to the perpetrator.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 5th, 2014 at 08:48:06 AM EST
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