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Commemoration of Chemical War Victims in Syria


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The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued 21 reports about the use of poisoned gases in Syria, the first was in Al-Bayyada neighborhood in Homs, on Sunday, December 23, 2012, and the last report was issued on April 19, 2015 titled “Waiting for The Second Ghouta Attack” in a symbolic message that as long as government forces don’t commit another attack similar to the first Ghouta attack on August 21, 2013, the Security Council will not take action to protect civilians in Syria, and therefore government forces will continue to violate the Security Council resolutions, the chemical weapon decree that the government has joined, and the International Humanitarian Law.
All the reports highlighted government forces’ use of poisoned gas across Syria. we didn’t document incidents of poisoned gas use by other influential parties such as the Kurdish forces, extremist groups or armed opposition factions.
Before the Ghouta attack on August 21, 2013 SNHR documented 28 uses of poison gases by government forces
After the Ghouta attack and the issuing of resolution 2118 on September 27, 2013, SNHR documented 92 incidents of government forces using gases suspected to be poisoned that entailed 92 violations of resolution 2118, including 21 violations of resolution 2209 that was issued recently on Friday, March 6, 2015.

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