UN ACCUSES ASSAD GOVERNMENT OF WAR CRIMES




İrem Uzun –TDO- On Wednesday, September 6, The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria stated that they have enough evidence to accuse Syrian government of a deadly chemical weapons attack in April, which killed at least 80 civilians and injured hundreds more. UN investigators proved that since the Syrian civil war broke out, 33 chemical weapons attacks have been recorded in Syria; 27 were carried out by Assad's forces, while it is still unclear who was behind the other 6 attacks. "Government forces continued to deliberately target civilians, including through the use of chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas. As part of an aerial campaign in northern Hama and southern Idlib, on 4 April the Syrian air force used sarin in Khan Shaykhun, killing over 80 people, most of whom were women and children," the United Nations reported in a statement on UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria’s report.   

The Syrian government denied carrying out a chemical attack, saying its warplanes struck an arms depot of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, which controls much of Idlib. has insisted that the Khan Sheikhoun attack was the fault of opposition forces in the area, or it was entirely fabricated.