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Web Date: August 26, 2016

UN says Syria and Islamic State used chemical weapons

Inquiry assigns blame for use of chlorine, mustard gas
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: chemical weapons, chlorine, mustard gas, Syria, Islamic State, United Nations

Syrian troops and Islamic State militants carried out chemical weapon attacks in the war-torn country during 2014 and 2015, say the United Nations and a global chemical weapons watchdog group.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s air force was responsible for at least two chlorine gas attacks against opposition-controlled towns in April 2014 and September 2015, say the UN and . . .

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