Spain’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday strongly condemned the Assad regime’s use of chemical attacks on civilians in 2017.
In an official statement, the ministry criticized the “use of chemical weapons on civilians”, calling on the international community to “hold the Assad regime accountable.”
The ministry’s remarks came following a recent report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which accused the Syrian Air Force of “carrying out prohibited chemical attacks on the Ltamenah town in Syria’s northwestern province of Hama in March 2017.”
The OPCW report, which was released on 8 April, held the Assad regime accountable for “using prohibited chemical weapons during its attacks on Ltamenah.”
Several western and regional states, including the United States, have already confirmed that the Assad regime is responsible for chemical weapons attacks on the town of Ltamenah in rural Hama.
The attack on Ltamenah took place on March 30, 2017, with an Assad regime helicopter dropping a barrel bomb filled with sarin on the southern parts of Ltamenah, causing 60 people to suffer asphyxiation, according to the OPCW report. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)