BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:25 P.M.) – The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria stated on Wednesday that the Syrian government forces were responsible for the April 4th chemical weapons attack on the Idlib Governorate city of Khan Sheikhoun.
“Government forces continued the pattern of using chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas. In the gravest incident, the Syrian air force used sarin in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, killing dozens, the majority of whom were women and children,” the U.N. report alleged.
In addition to accusing the government of carrying out the attack on Khan Sheikhoun, the U.N. also alleged that the Syrian government carried out more than two dozen attacks using chemical weapons in opposition-held areas.
The Syrian government has not yet responded to these allegations by the U.N. Commission.