Chemical Weapons investigation in Khan al-Assal, Ataybah (near Damascus) and Homs.
Russia has repeatedly stated that it welcomes the agreement between the Syrian government in Damascus and the officials of the United Nations (UN) about the dispatch of UN experts to Syria in order to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.
The known Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, has repeatedly stated this yesterday. Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday, that the Russian government welcomes the principal agreements between the Syrian government and the United Nations (UN) to begin with the investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria during the ongoing conflict and war in the Arab nation.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich further said that this agreement on the important modalities of such an investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons (e.g. Sarin nerve gas) in the Syrian conflict “although late, open the way for a thorough and unbiased investigation of the situation.”
However, it remains to be seen whether the investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria will be really carried out unbiased by the UN experts who could have already arrived in the Syrian capital.
According to the statement by an UN official, the heads of the UN mission to Syria could have arrived in Damascus already yesterday evening. However, the details of the UN mission in Syria are not known for security reasons and this probably includes the exact time of arrival of the team members of this UN mission in Syria in order to investigate whether chemical weapons have been already used in the Syrian conflict.
However, it is still interesting that also the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich did not mention the first-hand evidence about the use of sarin nerve gas by a group of terrorists in their attack against Syrian soldiers and civilians in Khan al-Assal (Khan al-Asal, near Aleppo) in March, 2013.
A Russian investigation of samples from the place of attack in Khan al-Assal by Russian experts had already lead to the result that Russia blamed the foreign-supported terrorist group behind this attack near Aleppo to have used sarin nerve gas in their attack. According to several members of the Russian government, the investigation of the samples from the place of attack in Khan al-Assal imply that the terrorists used sarin nerve gas in their attack against the Syrian civilians and soldiers.
The attack caused the death of over 30 people. Russia has already submitted the results and documents to the United Nations (UN) – about four weeks ago. However, both sides seem to stay quiet about this now, which is to put into question. In addition, a recent massacre against over 100 Syrian civilians in Khan al-Assal, carried out by a group of gruesome terrorists, could have been perpetrated in order to remove several eye witnesses of the attack with sarin nerve gas in Khan al-Assal (Khan al-Asal) from March, 2013.
The agreement between the Syrian government in Damascus and the officials of the United Nations (UN) was reached on Thursday. A UN team of experts in terms of chemical weapons and arms will travel to Syria in order to initially investigate three locations in the Arab nation where chemical weapons attacks allegedly were used already. The UN mission will last two weeks, but the investigation may be extended if both sides agree on an extension of the investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict by the team of UN experts.
Chemical Weapons: Khan al-Assal, Homs and Ataybah
The first site on the list of the United Nations (UN) is the Syrian town of Khan al-Assal, located near the strategically important northern city of Aleppo (Halab). As mentioned, the Russian investigation had the result that Moscow spoke about “first-hand evidence” that a group of foreign-backed terrorists used sarin nerve gas in the attack against Syrians in Khan al-Assal (Khan al-Asal).
Further, also the Syrian government in the capital still says that chemical weapons have occurred in this attack by terrorists in March, 2013. The other two sites for the investigation by the team of UN experts are an area in the province of the Syrian city of Homs and Ataybah, located near the capital Damascus.
Thereby, the other two locations for the investigation by the UN experts whether chemical weapons have been used there, are finally known. Ataybah is located near the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the city of Homs is certainly known.