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The alleged Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack

The alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun led rapidly and directly to the attack by the US on a Syrian airbase, shared with the Russians, so it is important to look at the evidence in order to discover the truth of what happened.

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Seymour M. Hersh: Turkey and Erdogan planned Sarin attack in Syria

An article by Seymour Hersh in the London Review of Books provides some very interesting information pointing to Turkey as having been the prime mover behind the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta.

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Observations on the UN final report into chemical weapons use in Syria

A few comments on the final UN report on alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria are in order. The report provides evidence which suggests use of chemical weapons against the Syrian army, including on a fairly large-scale in Khan al-Assal and including with the use of Sarin. This has major implications which should give […]

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Åke Sellström’s final report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria handed over today

Åke Sellström’s final report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria was handed over to the UN Secretary-General today (12th December) at 4.40pm EST.

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Key new evidence reveals fundamental error in Human Rights Watch, media & government statements over Syria chemical attacks.

Key evidence about the range of the rockets allegedly used by the Syrian regime in the chemical attacks on 21st August in East Ghouta, which was first published by Human Rights Investigations (HRI) yesterday, indicates that widespread statements made by Human Rights Watch (HRW), government officials and the mass media about the attacks are erroneous.

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Final Sellström Report to be delivered to UN on December 13th

According to the Swedish Government web site, the long delayed final report of the UN team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria is due to be presented to the UN on 13th December.

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Who attacked Ghouta with chemical weapons? – the opposition forces

In the aftermath of the chemical attack in Syria on August 21st, each side naturally blamed the other, with western intelligence agencies providing evidence supporting the opposition, and Russian intelligence supporting the regime. Both sides issued biased reports with cherry-picked evidence, only adding to the confusion. A sadly rushed and deficient interim UN Report by […]

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UN report on chemical weapon use in Syria – delayed until early December

In a surprise announcement, following this writer’s prompting of a question from the invaluable Inner City Press, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has confirmed that the publication of the final UN report on chemical weapons use in Syria, which was to include the alleged attacks in Damascus as well as possible attacks by the […]

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The UN Chemical Weapons Report on Syria – Moadamiyah

As the majority of the world’s media have misinterpreted the UN inspectors report on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ghouta, it is necessary to look closely at what the report actually says, to ensure the report is interpreted correctly and dispel the widespread perception the trajectories calculated by the inspectors indicate the rockets […]

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Angela Kane on Syria chemical attack victims and autopsies

Talking on Russia Today, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, one of those leading the UN Investigation into the alleged chemical attacks in West and East Ghouta argued that autopsies of the victims were unnecessary as “A dead body can’t tell you anything.”