‘Syrian army used chemical weapons in Aleppo’

‘Syrian army used chemical weapons in Aleppo’

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In the last period of the battle for Aleppo, the Syrian army, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) chemical weapons used in parts of the city where the rebels then were still sitting there, writes the organization on Monday in a report.

Helicopters cast according to the organization, chloorgasbommen in these quarters, which the citizens resided.

There were at least eight occasions between november 17 and december 13 bombs with chlorine gas are off.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague would not comment on the report. The OPCW cooperates with the United Nations.

According to Human Rights Watch by the attacks at least nine civilians killed, including four children, were two hundred others are injured. The attacks, according to HRW, a strong indication that the forces in Damascus, and the commanders in the field in Aleppo were aware of the use of chemicals.


The Dutch minister bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said that the report shows that all the human and humanitarian limits have again been exceeded.

The netherlands has taken the initiative in the establishment of the UN-bewijzenbank to accelerate. “It is my commitment with the UN in march international parties to each other in The Hague. This is the only possibility of punishment, now the cynicism and passivity over the war in Syria dominate.”


In the bewijzenbank brings the UN data about the war in Syria together. Right now it’s mainly non-governmental organisations that are evidence of war crimes come up with. The bank, for example, can be used when in the future a Syriëtribunaal would be established.

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