As Syria accused of using chemical weapons. Dossier

As Syria accused of using chemical weapons. Dossier

TASS-FILE. A number of Western States have accused the Syrian authorities of use 7 APR chemical weapons in the city of Duma in Eastern ghouta.

With the statement of the fact of application of chlorine was made by a non-governmental organization “White helmets”. The Russian foreign Ministry this message called “information spreading”. Editorial from the guardian, the DOSSIER prepared material about how the government army of Syria accused of chemical attacks during the civil war in this country.


The first allegations of the use of chemical weapons (CW) to the government of Bashar al-Assad was launched in December 2012. Then the Syrian opposition said that in the suburbs of the city of HOMS — al-Bayda — as a result of chemical attacks by government forces killed six people. Then was announced on 18 cases of use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. In particular, according to media reports, on 21 August 2013 in the densely populated Damascus suburb — Eastern ghouta, as a result of the firing of shells containing the nerve gas sarin, killing from 300 to 1,700 people. And the Syrian authorities and the opposition has rejected allegations of use of chemical weapons, placing the responsibility on each other.

Experts from the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) was unable to establish any involvement in gimatecan in Eastern Guta of any of the parties, however, Western countries blamed the use of chemical weapons on the regime of Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama said that the use of chemical weapons by Syria is viewed by Washington as crossing the “red line”, in this connection, the international community must take action against the country.

The crisis was resolved by the intervention of Russia, who proposed a plan of liquidation of the Syrian chemical weapons under international control.

In September 2013 Syria acceded to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, having declared 1.3 thousand tons of toxic substances (S). In June 2014, these stocks were removed from the country and disposed of.


4 April 2017 in the city of Khan Sheyhun in the South of Idlib (city / town under the control of the group “Jabhat Fatah al-sham”, the old name of “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, banned in Russia) as a result of himataki were killed 84 people and injured more than 500. The US President Donald trump called the incident “an affront to humanity” and blamed the bombing on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. On 7 April with American ships in the Mediterranean sea was released 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a government airbase “Sirat” in the province of HOMS, which, according to the Pentagon, flew the aircraft Syrian air force attack on Khan shaykhun. Syrian authorities have denied involvement in the incident in Idlib, saying that the chemical attack was fabricated by the militants of the “Jabhat Fatah al-sham”. Syria and Russia invited the international experts to visit Khan shaykhun and the base Shirt for the analysis of the situation and reporting the incident, however, this proposal was not used.