OPCW ‘disturbed’ by chemical weapons use in Aleppo

Orient Net 2016-09-08 07:15:00

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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is "disturbed" by the recent claims of chemical weapons’ use in Aleppo, the organization said in a statement on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, media reports emerged showing that Syrian activists and rescue workers are blaming the Assad terrorists for a chemical attack in Aleppo’s al-Sukkari . Multiple chlorine bombs were dropped on the city.

According to the statement, the OPCW is continuing its work on establishing facts of chemical weapons use in Syria and will present a report for consideration to the states which are parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

In August 2015, the UN Security Council authorized the launch of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) to identify people involved in the use of chemical weapons in Syria. On August 24, 2016, the United Nations and the OPCW released the results of a joint probe into chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2014 and 2015, according to which Assad terrorists were involved in two while ISIS terrorists were in one chemical weapon attacks. The mission’s mandate is due to end on September 23 and the group is expected to prepare one more report by this time.