Rights Group: Assad Regime Carried out Five Chemical Attacks after Khan Sheikoun Masacre
The Assad regime have carried out five chemical attacks in Damascus and its countryside since the April 4 sarin attack it carried out on the town of Khan Sheikoun in rural in Idlib, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said.
In a report published on Sunday, the monitoring group said that the Assad regime had not stopped using chemical weapons despite the missile strikes the United States launched on the Shayrat airbase in Homs province from where the April 4 sarin attack originated.
The Network said it had documented five attacks in which regime forces used grenades the group said were most likely loaded with chlorine gas. According to the report, the attacks took place in the districts of Jobar in eastern Damascus as well as in the towns of Zamalka and Ayn Tarma in eastern Ghouta from mid-June to late July 2017.
The Network held the Assad regime along with its Russian ally fully responsible for the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
The watchdog group said it had documented no fewer than 207 chemical attacks in the period between March 2011 and late July 2017. The attacks claimed the lives of at least 1,420 people, including civilians and rebel fighters, and injured 6,672 others. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)