Friday, 31 October 2014 10:27

Rights Group: Assad Regime Used Toxic Gases in Around 50 Attacks across Syria

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said it had documented the Assad regime’s use of toxic gases in more than 50 attacks on 18 locations across Syria in in flagrant violation of the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2118, which bans the use of chemical weapons and poison gases. The UN resolution also explicitly states that any violation by the Assad regime will prompt the UN Security Council to intervene under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The Syrian Coalition earlier condemned the Assad regime’s repeated use of toxic gases in many attacks across Syria, reiterating calls on the international coalition to conduct military strikes against the Assad regime’s strongholds and ISIS alike. “The terrorism practiced by the Assad regime against children and women outweighs all terrorist threats that might face the international community,” said Nasr al Hariri, Secretary General of the Syrian Coalition. "While the international coalition is conducting strikes against ISIS targets, the Assad regime, the real source of terrorism, continue unchecked to target unarmed civilians, using conventional and non-conventional weapons.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)

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