Chlorine gas likely used in Saraqib attack, chemical weapons watchdog finds

15 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA a convoy of Syrian government forces and police hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad as they enter a village in the northern countryside of Homs province S

Chlorine gas was likely used during an attack in Syria this past February, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed.

"Such acts contradict the unequivocal prohibition against chemical weapons enshrined in the Chemical Weapons Convention", he added.

In a statement released Wednesday, the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog said it determined chlorine was "released from cylinders by mechanical impact" on neighborhoods in Saraqib during the February 4 attack.

The incident is by no means the worst chemical weapons attack during the seven-year civil war, but it led to 11 people being treated for breathing difficulties.

"The FFM determined that chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al Talil neighbourhood of Saraqib".

"I strongly condemn the continued use of toxic chemicals as weapons by anyone, for any reason, and in any circumstances", Ahmet Üzümcü, director-general of the OPCW, said. The scale of the attack prompted the UK, France and the U.S. to mount cruise missile strikes on what it said were Syrian government chemical weapons sites.

15 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA Syrian government policemen hold their national flag after they enter a village in the northern countryside of Homs province Syria. With the latest capitulation by

"This was the role created by the UN security Council, the Joint UN and OPCW to investigate chemical attacks in Syria, whose mandate expired in December 2017", - reminded in the organization. She noted then that it was the sixth such case in the last 30 days. Nauert blamed it on the Syrian government.

The regime had agreed to destroy its chemical weapons in 2014, following global outrage over a sarin gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in August 2013 that killed hundreds in the worst attack of its kind for a quarter of a century.

The FFM is required to study available information relating to allegations of use of chemical weapons in Syria, including information provided by the Syrian Arab Republic and others.

Based on this fact, the FFM prepared a report that was distributed among the member states of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Tuesday.

Russian Federation and the Syrian regime has refuted claims they carried out the attack, yet repeatedly obstructed and delayed access to the scene by the inspectors, raising suspicions they have tried to destroy evidence.

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