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Monday, September 16, 2013

Full Text of U.N. Report on Chemical Attack in Syria

As our colleagues Rick Gladstone and Nick Cumming-Bruce report, rockets armed with the banned chemical nerve agent sarin were used in an Aug. 21 mass killing near Damascus, United Nations chemical weapons inspectors reported Monday.

Here is the complete text of the U.N. report. (Readers can click on the icon at the lower right of the document viewer to read the text in full-screen mode.)

Writing on Twitter, Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch noted that details in the report on the type of rockets used in these attacks seemed to confirm key findings in the independent investigation of the attacks carried out by his organization, which noted that “these are weapon systems known and documented to be only in the possession of, and used by, Syrian government armed forces.”