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Report blames Syrian military for gas attacks

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>> Victim's of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, a UN report detailing now who is responsible. Two Syrian Air Force helicopters squadrons and two other military units named. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN has spent the last year investigating chemical attacks inside Syria.
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Anthony Deutsch is Reuters Bureau Chief in Amsterdam.>> Members of the investigative team concluded with almost certainty that Syrian forces have been using chlorine gas and dropping them from helicopters. They also have found that the opposition forces who the Syrian government has blamed for those chemical attacks were not in possession of those chemicals, and that they didn't have the ability to drop barrel bombs.
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>> Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons in 2013, shipping more than 1,000 tons out of the country in a deal brokered by Russia. But since then, inspectors have found sarin gas and VX nerve agents. Syria has always denied using any banned chemicals on its own people and accuses the United Nations of being a tool of its enemies.
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>> The United States on one side, which has been calling for accountability. Russia, China on the other side who have been siding with Syria and in the past, have blocked any efforts to try to take to measures against Syria for this use of chemical weapons.>> Syria is not of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, but it is a signatory of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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And evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Syria against its own people appears to be mounting.