06 Sep '17, 10am

Syria government behind sarin gas attack in April: UN probe - Channel NewsAsia

GENEVA: United Nations war crimes investigators on Wednesday (Sep 6) said they had evidence that Syrian government forces were behind the chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Khan Sheikhun in April. In the first UN report to officially blame Damascus, the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria said it had gathered an "extensive body of information" showing the Syrian airforce was behind the horrific sarin gas attack on Apr 4. "All evidence available leads the Commission to conclude that there are reasonable grounds to believe Syrian forces dropped an aerial bomb dispersing sarin in Khan Sheikhun," the report said. At least 83 people, a third of them children, were killed and nearly 300 wounded in the attack on Khan Sheikhun, a town in the opposition-held northern province of Idlib, it said. Other sources have given a death toll of at least 87. Syria's governmen...

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