Russia and al-Assad accused of chemical attacks from the air

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found that the Syrian army controlled by President Bashar al-Assad was involved in chemical attacks on the city of El Latamna in the Syrian province of Hama, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Lenta.ru.

Read more: The US Suspects a New Chemical Attack of the Assad Regime in Syria

Experts concluded that sarin and chlorine were used as chemical weapons, they were dropped in bombs from military aircraft and helicopters. In particular, Assad’s army was aiming for the hospital, the report said.

The OPCW also blames Russia: the Syrians allegedly dropped bombs from the Russian Sukhoi Su-22 fighter. Moscow has not yet commented on the allegations.

In July 2018, OPCW experts concluded that chlorine was used to fire at a hospital in El Latamna and surrounding areas during the attacks of March 24, 25 and 30, 2017.

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