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Left shows the modified chlorine cylinder used in yesterday's Douma attack, the right hand image is from an August 2017 chlorine attack in Khan Al-Assal. Clear similarities, seems they've strengthened the suspension lugs. - Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) April 8, 2018Such ...

France has evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against its own citizens, French President Emmanuel Macron President said this afternoon, five days after a suspected chemical attack there. “We have the proof that last week ... chemical weapons — at least chlorine gas — were used by [President ...
August 2, 2013 – The UN calls for an investigation into an incident in July in Khan al-Assal in northern Syria. Videos on the Internet purport to show Syrian rebels executing as many as 30 people, most of them government soldiers. August 18, 2013 – A team of UN weapons inspectors arrives in Syria to ...
The external modifications on the above cylinder are particularly interesting as they are consistent with modifications seen on other gas cylinders used in other reported aerial chlorine attacks. Very similar modifications can been seen in the following video from August 2017 in Khan al-Assal: ...
... and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it is tasked with looking into possible use of chemical weapons following reports of an attack in the northern town of Khan al-Assal. It confirms use of sarin in the August 21 attack in the Damascus suburb Ghouta that killed hundreds.
March 19, 2013: The Syrian government and opposition both say the other is responsible for a gas attack in the northern town of Khan al-Assal that kills 26 people. U.N. investigators later say sarin gas was used, though they don't say which side. Aug. 21, 2013: In the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, more than ...
But there were reports of additional use of chemical weapons, including the Khan al-Assal attack in March 2013 when Syrian soldiers and civilians were killed by a missile carrying sarin, which was almost certainly fired by the regime, and missed its intended target. The fact that it was not until August 21, ...
eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. Whether chlorine or sarin gas was used is still under debate. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has almost won back control of the entire eastern Ghouta enclave, in a Russian and Iranian-backed military campaign that began in February. Troops loyal to the ...


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