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article imageUN investigating post-August 21 chemical attacks in Syria

By Paul Iddon     Sep 27, 2013 in Politics
UN inspectors on the ground in Syria are investigating some seven cases involving the use of chemical attacks in Syria. Three of which transpired following the massive August 21 attack.
The Independent reports that the three recent incidents took place in two sites east of Damascus.
There was also a car bombing near a mosque north of Damascus following this weeks Friday prayers. At least 30 have been killed.
BBC reports that the UN team currently in Syria to investigate these chemical attacks is led by Ake Sellstrom and is expected to finish its current investigation work on the ground on Monday 30 September.
Furthermore the “comprehension report” which the UN says it is working on is scheduled to be finished by late next month.
The UN says that it suspects that chemicals were used in the following places and on the following dates.
-- Khan al-Assal on March 19.
-- Sheikh Maqsoud on April 13.
-- Saraqeb on April 29
-- Ghouta on August 21 – the massive attack that led to the current US deal brokered with Russia after the former threatened to take military action.
-- Bahhariya on August 22
-- Jobar on August 24
-- Ashrafieh Sahnaya on August 25
The Syrian regime is said to be investigating the three incidents which transpired after the August 21 attack. Its envoy to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, has laid the blame for these attacks on anti-regime “militants”.
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