Syria’s War: UN report confirms sarin ‘war crime’ | UN investigators found ”clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.
As expected, the report, released on Monday, did not say who launched the attack in rebel-held Damascus suburbs.
It said: “The environmental, chemical and medical samples we have collected provide clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used … in the Ghouta area of Damascus” on August 21.
“The conclusion is that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic … against civilians, including children, on a relatively large scale,” the report said.
Addressing the media after he had presented the report to the Security Council, UN chief Ban Ki-moon described the chemical attack as a “war crime”.