United Nations says Assad govt gassed Syrians in April attack

Syrian regime responsible for sarin attack: UN report

As per New York Times, the U.N report stated that the Syrian Air Force was responsible for sarin chemical attack on rebel-held village on April 4.

Over 87 people were killed in the gas attack on the town at northwestern Idlib province in Syria.

After the attack, as images of dying children gasping for air circulated in the media, the US placed blame on the Syrian military while also accusing Russian Federation, which backs Assad's government, of pushing a "false narrative" that rebel forces were behind the incident.

But expert analysis of photographs and videos of the site where the sarin was released found a crater caused by a "relatively large bomb" that was "dropped from medium or high altitude", the report said. Sarin is more lethal than chlorine gas, which has been documented numerous times in Syria.

The official also said Syria renewed its commitment to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and said it had no chemical materials restricted by the agreement.

The experts also determined that the Islamic State extremist group was responsible for an attack in Um Hosh in Aleppo on September 16, 2016 using mustard gas. Russian Federation has said that the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism's probe into the attack has failed to answer key questions.

Pedrosa on pole in Malaysia MotoGP as Marquez crashes
Vinales, third in the championship and 41 points behind Marquez, was second quickest in 1:28.719 and will line up on the front row along with fellow Yamaha rider, French rookie Johann Zarco (1:28.744).

The expert investigators interviewed a Syrian pilot of an Su-22 who denied using chemical weapons and insisted his mission on April 4 was at least seven kilometers (four miles) away from Khan Sheikhun. The US responded to the attack by launching cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase.

Syria and its ally Russian Federation had suggested that a rebel weapon may have detonated on the ground but the United Nations panel confirmed Western intelligence reports that blamed the regime.

Russian Federation said it wanted to study the report on Khan Sheikhun before deciding on the extension of the panel that it helped set up in 2015 jointly with the United States.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said the report "confirms what we have long known to be true". "Countries that fail to do so are no better than the dictators or terrorists who use these awful weapons". "The reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, and the only issue is how should that be brought about".

"This behavior can only undermine the global consensus against the use of chemical weapons", he said.

Related News:

  • Man accused of raping, killing 13-month-old girl

    Man accused of raping, killing 13-month-old girl

    A cousin of Blankenship , Bobbie Lee told heavy that, 'nobody would have expected that he could be capable of such an atrocity '. The 37-year-old suspect has been on the run for almost three weeks since the murder on Clark Street in Conneaut .
    Kerala Women Commission asks police to inquire Hadiya's condition

    Kerala Women Commission asks police to inquire Hadiya's condition

    Taking cognizance of the video , the Kerala Women's Commission has sought report about the well-being of the 24-year-old. The case is under consideration of the Supreme Court now, which had ordered the NIA investigation into it.
    Red Bull

    Red Bull "lost confidence" in Kvyat, says Tost

    Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat (26) of Russian Federation during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas .
  • Apple sold out of iPhone X pre-orders

    Apple sold out of iPhone X pre-orders

    The delay might have been caused by glitches in the production schedule of the TrueDepth camera and sensor systems on the phone. Online sellers are hoping to capitalize on Apple product mania by listing the company's new iPhone X at extreme markup prices.
    Dontrelle Inman traded to Bears for seventh-round draft pick

    Dontrelle Inman traded to Bears for seventh-round draft pick

    The Los Angeles Chargers traded Inman to the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN . Williams, and undrafted first-year player Ken Crawley have all claimed the top cornerback spots this season.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Tribute Show

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Tribute Show

    The band leave a mic stand empty front and center and the audience run through a spine-tingling " Numb " all on their own. The show only finished about 45 minutes ago, and the full show is available to watch on Linkin Park's YouTube channel.
    Mourinho explains shut-up gesture after Manchester United vs Tottenham

    Mourinho explains shut-up gesture after Manchester United vs Tottenham

    Mourinho has won all five of his home matches against teams managed by Mauricio Pochettino . "It was our mistake". "I think we had more chances to win the match, tactically hard for both teams, for both players".
    Music Launch: Song Launched In The Grandest Way Possible

    Music Launch: Song Launched In The Grandest Way Possible

    The event also witnesses the poer-packed performance by Akshay Kumar and Amy along with music director A.R Rahman. Shankar directorial features Amy Jackson in the lead and will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi.
  • Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

    Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

    After all five former presidents took the stage at the event, Bill Clinton stepped to the mic to deliver remarks. For that reason, Evans did not release further details about when or where exactly Obama will serve.
    No Cuts To Telugu Version Of 'Mersal': Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi

    No Cuts To Telugu Version Of 'Mersal': Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi

    If you really care about social good, you could come to court about scenes where people are drinking and smoking. Adirindhi did not receive the censor certificate and therefore its release has been re-scheduled.

    "Live" photos of the smartphone, OnePlus 5T published online

    The handset will also get some new cameras.It looks like there will be two 20 megapixel cameras on the back of the device. Regarding cameras on the upcoming device, reports suggest that it could sport a 20MP+ 16MP dual camera setup on the rear.


Most liked

Team New Zealand attend practice session ahead of 3rd ODI against India
The third One-Day International between India and New Zealand game will be played at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur . Batsmen Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav will only add further depth to the Indian batting.

First charges approved in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe
It also examined foreign lobbying by former national security adviser Michael Flynn , and others, reported CNN . Sources told CNN the charges will be filed on Monday and anyone charged can be arrested that same day.

Trump cracks media jokes to reporters' kids during Halloween Oval Office trip
Yesterday was a momentous day in the White House with the President welcoming the children of the press pool. Perhaps the biggest treat of all: That they got to do so in the Oval Office, with President Trump himself.

Ousted Catalan leader vows to fight Spain's takeover
Catalonia is one of Spain's richest, most distinctive regions, with a high degree of autonomy. Spain fired Catalonia's regional leaders on Saturday morning.

PM Modi urges media to 'play constructive role 'in democracy
Javadekar, to mobilize large number of people for the rally in Bidar. "I thank each one of you for making it a personal mission". It is true that the funding of political parties is a point of media discussion and many things come out in the open.

Steam now lets you buy digital gift cards
One other point to pay attention to is that you can not use your existing Steam wallet funds to pay for a gift card . For instance, you can't just type in the different gift card options in the search bar and buy it that way.

Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Parts Of Florida
It is now moving north-northeast at roughly 10 miles per hour , with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour . This storm should become better organized and will likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Philippe later today.

Gujarat CM demands Ahmed Patel's resignation over alleged link to IS suspect
Ahmed Patel tweeted on Twitter and requested to not politicize the issue in wake of the upcoming Assembly elections. The allegations put forward by BJP are completely baseless".

Major blasts hits Somali capital Mogadishu
Police said earlier a suicide auto bomb had been rammed into a hotel and a former government building had been attacked. All of the militants were killed in the 2014 attack, as well as at least five Somali security officials.

Astros' Yuli Gurriel 'did not want to offend anybody' with racist gesture
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the penalty Saturday, a day after Gurriel's actions during Game 3. Gurriel, from Cuba, is supposed to have made a "slant-eyed gesture" in the dugout after touching them all.

ICICI Bank September Quarter Profit Falls 34%
The bank had been expected to post a profit of Rs2,570.10 crore, based on a Bloomberg poll of 21 analysts. The percentage of gross NPAs increased to 1.82 per cent against 0.97 per cent sequentially.

Sex CD row: BJP backs Chhattisgarh minister, dubs it as political conspiracy
The News18 further reported that the police accused Verma of blackmailing Chhattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Kumar. Chhattisgarh government has reportedly, claimed that Verma was working with Congress to malign BJP's image.

Pharmaceutical founder arrested in alleged nationwide opioid scheme
Authorities also accuse the group of defrauding insurers who were reluctant to pay for the drug for non-cancer patients. Kapoor was arrested in Arizona, where Insys is based, and his indictment was filed in federal court in Boston.

In Agra, Adityanath calls Taj Mahal a gem
He added Taj can not be a symbol of love as Empreror Shahjehan married within four months of his queen Mumtaz Mahal's death. This isn't the first time that India's Islamic past has come under attack by members of the BJP or smaller Hindu groups.

Texans Owner Bob McNair Apologizes After 'Inmates' Comment
He refused to speculate if players would protest before the game and said Hopkins is still slated to start for the team Sunday. Later, McNair pulled Vincent aside to apologize - saying he felt frightful and this his words weren't to be taken literally.