The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed the traces of the sarin gas used in Syria are not linked with the Syrian government’s former stockpile of chemical weapons. The report corroborates the Syrian government’s assertions that the faction responsible for the chemical attack, as well as 11 other instances of chemical weapons use, was the Syrian opposition.

The report also substantiates last month’s claims from Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, who said that the chemical weapons used in the incident had been stolen from Libya and later smuggled into Syria via Turkey by militants.

The announcement follows an investigation carried out by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at the request of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government.

“In one instance, analysis of some blood samples indicates that individuals were at some point exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance” said Ahmet Uzumcu, the head of the OPCW. He later added that the sarin gas examined bore different characteristics to the one formerly owned by the Syrian government.

When the devastating sarin gas incident left some 1400 civilians dead in East Ghouta in 2013, the United States, European Union and Arab League were quick to accuse Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military of utilizing its chemical weapons to combat Islamist rebels in the Syrian capital.

Subsequently, the Syrian government agreed with Russia and the US administration to have its stockpile safely demolished in Norway. Less than a month ago, it was announced that the entirety of the chemical stockpile had been safely disposed of.

Prior to the 2013 attack, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the Syrian Army had seized chemical gas equipment from a militant field hospital in the western port city of Latakia. It cited a field commander stating that the nature of the equipment suggested militants had been planning to carry out chemical or biological attacks and blame the government.

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Pierre Hoche
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Pierre Hoche
4 months 20 days ago

Simon
Même Libération en France ils l’ont dit

Michael Jaatoul
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4 months 20 days ago

ooppssss FSA fans boys ???

Horace Rasm Jdeideh Cunningham
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4 months 20 days ago

trying to find the report online. no western media source will report this

Slaviša Gotovnik
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Slaviša Gotovnik
4 months 20 days ago

Eat this shitheads from the west. Tried to make mr. Assad bad guy so you can do same thing to him as you did to husein and gaddafi. You are disgrace to our society. Im ashamed of you all. You make me sick to my stomach…

Mark Grealish
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Mark Grealish
4 months 20 days ago

Ease up turbo. Not all of us westerners are braindead sheep,only about 99% of us 😉

Slaviša Gotovnik
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Slaviša Gotovnik
4 months 20 days ago

I mean the animals that plays leaders and not ordinary people. Im european and im ashamed we have such animals as our leaders ?

Randy Church
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Randy Church
4 months 20 days ago

I wouldn’t doubt that obama was behind it so he can get the muslim brotherhood in power.he did it with Egypt

Gaby Mueller
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Gaby Mueller
4 months 20 days ago
Gaby Mueller
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Gaby Mueller
4 months 20 days ago

the best news!!!!!

Orcun Dervis
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Orcun Dervis
4 months 20 days ago

❤assad til the end

Johnny Hardco
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4 months 20 days ago

No mainly Assad using chemicals!

Máirtín Mac Donnchadha
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4 months 20 days ago

No. he didn’t!

Johnny Hardco
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4 months 20 days ago

n you must there?

Greg Warrington
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4 months 19 days ago

and you were Johnny Hardco

Johnny Hardco
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4 months 19 days ago

You lot either Shia hence why you back assads atrocities blindly!

Or you just fools!

Open your eyes you blind bats!

Johnny Hardco
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4 months 19 days ago

dont just listen to American news you fools!

Domingo Haddad Sanz
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Domingo Haddad Sanz
4 months 20 days ago

As if we didn’t know !!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 months 20 days ago

Here, in western brainwash media, all they talk about is that Assad is a criminal that use chemical weapons on children and women. Then they transmit images of the american president crying, so that people like him.

James Solomon
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James Solomon
4 months 19 days ago

Exactly,dont watch TV anymore.Because of all the LIES and PROPAGANDA / WARMONGERING.

Michael Dinh
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Michael Dinh
4 months 20 days ago

The truth is out ?????

Matthew Battle
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4 months 20 days ago

@DeepPolitics you do not say?

Tiime Irre Vaali
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4 months 20 days ago

if it is true, then it requires link on this report on some official OPCW media. On the UPCW site last news are dated 4.01.16

David Kocharov
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David Kocharov
4 months 20 days ago

Did they use it ‘moderately’?

Brian Robson
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Brian Robson
4 months 19 days ago

Just enough to taste ‘mustard’ on their hot dogs! 3:)

Craig McNeill
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Craig McNeill
4 months 19 days ago

I’m really disappointed in you Brian, that’s a really filthy thing to say.

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 20 days ago

A Syria building being blown up yet the twin towers were taken down the same way please compare photos and in my opinion the twin towers were taken down by there own government

Brian Robson
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Brian Robson
4 months 19 days ago

Yawn :p

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 20 days ago

Twin towers

Brian Robson
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Brian Robson
4 months 19 days ago

You’re an idiot!

Craig McNeill
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Craig McNeill
4 months 19 days ago

And your just acting like a troll on here Brian

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 19 days ago

Well Brian your entitle to your opinion but could u please show me evidence of a plane crashing into the Pentagon I would love to c that and how a plane could fit through a hole approximately 20 feet high by 15 feet wide your comments on this would be appreciated

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 19 days ago

Tell me Brian where is the wreckage of the plane where is the engines where is the wing sections where is the cargo where is the seats and most of all why is there no body’s

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 19 days ago

This is the hole left by this plane or was it caused by something else

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 19 days ago

This is the way the Pentagon was left after this so called plane hit it before it collapses where is the plane and the wreckage please Brian tell me

Pádraic Mag Uidhir
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Pádraic Mag Uidhir
4 months 20 days ago
Cynrik De Decker
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4 months 20 days ago

Indeed, no mention of the report on the OPWC-site.

Al-Masdar News
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4 months 19 days ago

Report is from the 4th of January.

-Chris

Derek Alan Ide
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4 months 19 days ago

The only report available on the OPCW’s website from the 4th of January discusses the disposal of Syria’s chemical weapons, nothing regarding assessment of who used chemical weapons in Ghouta. Can you provide us with a link to the original OPCW report you’re citing? It would be very helpful for us.

Baracco
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4 months 20 days ago

@VeraVanHorne Rebels means US is behind this

Ivar Diederik
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Ivar Diederik
4 months 20 days ago

So far this Al-Masdar site is the only source. I’m looking for the report but can’t find it yet.

This is the OPWC’s website:
https://www.opcw.org/

Looking forward to seeing this become world news. :)

Ivar Diederik
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Ivar Diederik
4 months 20 days ago

I sent them an email asking for a confirmation.

Lydia Butler
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Lydia Butler
4 months 19 days ago

If it’s true you won’t see this on world news. Egg on there face and all that !!!!!

Ivar Diederik
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Ivar Diederik
4 months 19 days ago

I’m not sure. This might actually get mainstream attention. At least within Europe, where more and more people are starting to side with Putin and Assad. It will CERTAINLY get a lot of attention where I live, which is in the Netherlands.

Harm Timmermans
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Harm Timmermans
4 months 19 days ago
Almasdar News is not the only one reporting on this report: Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons-idUSKBN0UI1Z920160104 BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35231663 RT: https://www.rt.com/news/327981-syria-sarin-un-report/ PressTV: http://217.218.67.231/Detail/2016/01/05/444554/OPCW-Syria-Uzumcu-sarin-gas-attack and so on… But I must say Almasdar News is offering a very one-sided interpretation of the report. There is some flawed reasoning going on. That is not to say the other media are not also a bit leany on the issue. The only thing the report actually says is that chemical weapons had been used, but there is no information on whodunit. It specifically says: “However, it did not come across evidence that would shed more light on the specific… Read more »
prophet perun
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4 months 19 days ago
Tony King
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Tony King
4 months 19 days ago

Well I’ll just wait for this news to hit Western MSM. And wait, and wait and wait and wait and wait and wait……………….

Marino Danielis
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4 months 19 days ago

@Massimo_Masini the thing was known by Obama whom it wanted however to bomb Assad that it is saved by Putin

ESAM A AZIZ
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4 months 19 days ago

Can Mr. #Putin Dictate the Conditions of the Transitional Process in #Syria?
https://t.co/YBdsL3HO7i

Cynrik De Decker
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4 months 19 days ago

Thx Chris. Any link ?

Tufayl Ahmed
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Tufayl Ahmed
4 months 19 days ago

This has been noticed before.
Storm clouds gathering is s YouTube who explained that Obama wants to invade Syria.

James Solomon
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James Solomon
4 months 19 days ago

Wouldnt it be lovely if the Leaders of these Countries,could actually lead from the front,practically,or even their sons or family.Sure and pigs will fly.

Atalia Roma
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Atalia Roma
4 months 19 days ago

Ofcourse such an article or report will never see the light of day on western media.

Ron Chandler
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4 months 19 days ago

Justice delayed is justice denied. The OPCW has failed. It refused to go and do inspections when the ground was fresh — and nearly enabled the barbarians in the White House to carpet-bomb Syria, just as their false flag attack was intended to do!
Be in no doubt — the Americans colluded in this outrage. One Col. MacDonald of the DIA was on the ground in Ghouta liaising with the perps, Jaish al-Islam. His intercepted e-mails convict him.

Omar Ali
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4 months 19 days ago

@Mazzahhhh

Sierra
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4 months 19 days ago

thank you, we always knew he did not do it. Now we have a proof. Trolls will be trying to oppose even a clear report #Turkey

Craig McNeill
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Craig McNeill
4 months 19 days ago

Yes we all know this now, but what will be there punishment ??? America tryed to blame Assad when all the time it new it wasn’t and it was the terrorists the US are backing

stigmata
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4 months 19 days ago

@phaze_three Obama’s chemicals!

Sulla Felix
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4 months 19 days ago

has the OPWC made an official press release of this report yet? I can not find it on their website.

Farhaan Ahmed
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Farhaan Ahmed
4 months 18 days ago

Andrew Bratt The OPCW report said this. Yet of course nothing from the BBC or mainstream news. Well well well.

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