United Nations inspectors are to release a report of which they have collected a wealth of evidence which leads to the very strong assumption that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used nerve agents in the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, according to an exclusive Cable-Foreign Policy report posted by the Huffington Post on Wednesday.
A Western official and three United Nations’ diplomats familiar with the U.N.’s investigation have said that the impending report to be released on Monday – to the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon - gives strong circumstantial evidence based on various investigative processes, including an examination of laboratory tests of soil, blood, and urine samples, as well as examinations of spent rocket casings and ammunition. Though the report will give strong circumstantial evidence regarding the Aug. 21 chemical attack in the area of Damascus, it will not directly accuse the Assad’s Syrian regime of the gas attack on the Syrians, however.
The Western official, in particular, state that he knows they have gotten very rich samples – biomedical and environmental – and that they have interviewed victims, doctors, and nurses. He went on to say that it seems they are very happy with the wealth of evidence they have. He would not detail further due to the secrecy of the U.N. investigation.
The United Nation’s investigated team is being headed by Ake Sellstrom, a Swedish scientist who went to Damascus in August for the investigation into the assumed use of chemical weapons which killed some 1,400 people in the Damascus suburb of Ghoula in Syria.
Disturbing photos and videos showing the horrific effects of the chemical weapons – including many dead persons – was released days ago.