UN inspectors said there is “clear and convincing evidence” of the use of chemical weapons on a large scale in the attack that took place in Damascus last month, which killed hundreds of people.
“The conclusion is that chemical weapons have been used in the current conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic… against civilians, including children, at a relatively large scale,” explained the first page of the report delivered to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Yesterday the UN leader said to the Security Council that its experts confirmed that the attack is a “war crime” for which is expected to bring the perpetrators to justice.
85% of the blood samples analyzed by the experts showed positive results of sarin gas exposure. While 34 of the 36 patients showed evidence of poisoning.
Several victims of the attack were diagnosed with organophosphorus compounds and showed ‘clear’ symptoms associated with sarin.