United Nations probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

Syria's government killed civilians with chemical weapons in April finds UN inquiry

Twenty-seven were by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, including seven between March 1 to July 7.

The U.N. report, the commission's 14th since 2011, said the perpetrators behind the remaining six attacks have not yet been identified.

September 10, 2014: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says chlorine was used as a weapon "systematically and repeatedly" on villages in northwestern Syria's Idlib province earlier in the year.

The attack was previously identified as containing sarin, an odourless nerve agent.

"Government forces continued the pattern of using chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas".

The UN war crimes investigators said Wednesday that they had evidence Syrian government forces were behind a chemical attack which killed dozens of people in Khan Sheikhun in April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The UN investigators also said they are "gravely concerned" that the USA led operation to defeat Islamic State extremists in Syria has forced 190,000 people to flee and has killed significant numbers of civilians.

The Assad government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.

In late August, a U.S. intelligence report says with "high confidence" that Syria's government carried out the attack.

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The commission said the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack killed at least 83 people and wounded 293.

The U.N. investigators interviewed 43 witnesses, victims, and first responders linked to the attack.

Most of the dead from these attacks are directly on the head of Barack Obama.

Syrian civilians have been victims to a number of chemical attacks that have hit the troubled country over the past few years.

August 21, 2013: Hundreds of people are killed in the east and southwest of Damascus, including in Moadamiyet al-Sham, in chemical weapons strikes after Syrian troops launch an offensive in the area.

The report found that four bombs were dropped from a jet in service of the Syrian regime.

This UN report exposes the hollowness and cynicism of the Obama administration in its dealings with Russian Federation and the American people.

February 28, 2017: Russian Federation and China block a Western-backed United Nations resolution that would have imposed fresh sanctions on Damascus over chemical weapons use. But the media - ignoring the unprecedented withdrawal of a redline which severely damaged U.S. credibility - played along with the fiction and thousands of Syrian civilians died.

Images of the youngest casualties are believed to have figured in President Donald Trump's calculation to order missile strikes on a Syrian government airstrip days later, marking the first direct American military intervention against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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