The Syrian authorities have handed over the evidence of use of chemicals (mustard gas) as weapons in Aleppo by the extremist groups to the representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This was announced by the official representative of the Syrian national authority for the implementation of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Convention Samer Abbas by name.
According to Inside Syria Media Center, Syrian side have provided OPCW with the results of the analyzes of samples of the chemical munition with mustard gas, the soil samples from the area of the use of munitions, as well as the soil samples from the craters and some samples of the very ammunition.
All the documents have been verified and accepted. The next step planned is the arrival of representatives of the organization in Syria. New probe sampling will be engaged once again from the areas of weapon employment, which will then be analyzed in order to prove or disprove the evidence of the Syrian side.
We are speaking first about the chemical attack implemented on October 31, 2016 near the village of Maarat Umm Hawsh. The mission’s mandate issued by the Security Council came to an end and was extended at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council that day.