New enquiries under way in Syria by International inspectors on use of chemical weapons. Tests have been undertaken following complaints from some NGOs and tests carried out by laboraties on behalf of The Times have revealed that the army faithful to President Bashar al Assad is continuing using chlorine bombs and “is almost for certain” using canide too against civilians.
The reports have arrived almost after two years from the agreement with the Syrian regime to destroy the chemical weapons whose use have always been denied by Assad. The British newspaper has reported that the test-samples on the soil where barrel-bombs have been exploded, have also revealed traces of chlorine and other banned substances.
Barrel-bombs’ are in fact devices that have been improvised and placed in steel containers mixing explosives and lethal gas. Once sealed, they are dropped from helicopters on the targets. From the report released Tuesday, the Human Rights Watch have confirmed the news and have further declared that the attacks have most likely been carried out between 16th and 31st March, killing other 200 people.
Translation provided by Marina Stronati