イドリブ毒ガス攻撃 ファクトファインディング 4: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年04月24日

イドリブ毒ガス攻撃 ファクトファインディング 4

RT2017/4/20
Russia questions watchdog’s swift identification of sarin in Syria chemical incident

The Russian military has questioned the swift conclusion of chemical weapons watchdog the OPCW, which has reported identifying sarin in samples related to an alleged attack in Syria on April 5.

The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) convened in the Hague on Wednesday for an update on the investigation into the reported chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun.

Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü told members that four OPCW designated laboratories have studied samples collected from three victims of the alleged attack during their autopsy and seven individuals undergoing treatment after surviving the incident. He said analysis of all samples indicated exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance.

“While further details of the laboratory analyses will follow, the analytical results already obtained are
,” the official said.

The OPCW statement didn’t explain how exactly the samples were collected. The inspectors have yet to visit Khan Shaykhun, which would allow the collection of samples on the ground to confirm contamination from a chemical agent. The site is located in a rebel-controlled territory in the Idlib province. Üzümcü said such a visit would depend on the security situation and cited an attack on an OPCW fact-finding mission in May 2014.

The Russian military, however, questioned the swift analysis of the samples, saying the OPCW did not act with such speed in another incident in which a militant group reportedly used mustard gas in Aleppo.

“Russian specialists on the site of the crime [in Aleppo] collected samples of the agent, which had been delivered to representatives of the OPCW and transported to the Hague. By the way, the Syrian leadership at the time offered safety guarantees and insisted that OPCW experts visit Aleppo, but nobody came,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.

“Four months later the OPCW still cannot come to a conclusion and call the mustard gas found there mustard gas, saying additional analysis is necessary,” he remarked.

The Russian military said it wanted details on who collected the samples and how they were studied at OPCW designated labs, and why the analysis in this case was completed in a much shorter space of time.

He added that if the OPCW states that sarin gas had been used in the incident, it would find it difficult to explain how White Helmet first responders survived exposure to the agent.

Footage taken at the scene in the aftermath of the alleged attack showed people from the controversial rescue group helping the victims while wearing no protective gear rated for handling sarin.

The OPCW is expected to provide a preliminary report on the incident within two weeks.

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FARSNEWS2017/4/23
Dissident Leader: Turkey Directly Involved in Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Turkish dissident leader revealed that the pharmaceutical companies affiliated to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government have provided the terrorists in Syria with Sarin gas, reiterating that Ankara has been directly involved in Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack.

Sarhab Golhan, the leader of Moon and Star party, was quoted by SANA news agency as saying that Erdogan is directly involved in the chemical attack and he is "the ISIL's current leader".

"If investigations are carried out about Khan Sheikhoun incident, it will certainly reveal that Erdogan is behind it and all massacres happening in our region; the Justice and Development government opened the borders to the terrorists' easy traffic and equipped them with weapons," he added.

Golhan said that certain pharmaceutical companies close to the Justice and Development government have supplied the terrorists with Sarin gas to be used against the civilians and raise allegations against the Syrian government to provoke the international community.

Meantime, head of Turkey's Socialist Workers Party Turgut Kocak said that the same side that had provided the terrorists in Aleppo with chemical weapons supplied their comrades in Khan Sheikhoun with the same kind of weapons "and therefore, they were sent by Turkey to the Syrian city".

"We know that 90% of weapons in terrorists' hands have been sent from Turkey and we think that the terrorist groups in Idlib which are led by the Turkish intelligence agencies are the culprits behind the Khan Sheikhoun incident," he added.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is 100% certain that terrorists get chemical weapons directly from Turkey.

"Directly from Turkey, and there was evidence regarding this, some of [it has] been shown on the internet a few years ago. You had many parties and parliament members in Turkey who questioned the government regarding those allegations. So, it's not something hidden," Assad told Sputnik.

He further maintained that financial, armament and logistic support for terrorists in Syria, including recruitment, is provided through Turkey.

"They don't have any other way to come from the North. So, it's a hundred percent Turkey," Assad underlined.

On April 4, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces claimed that 80 people were killed and 200 injured in a suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, putting the blame on the Syrian government. Damascus vehemently rejected the accusations and said militants and their allies were responsible.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Syrian Air Force hit a warehouse where militants stored chemical weapons, which were sent to Iraq. The Russian Foreign Ministry reminded that the Syrian government doesn't possess chemical weapons since mid-2014. Chemical weapons have been taken out of the country with the US help.

In response to the Khan Sheikhoun incident the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Shayrat in Homs province.

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FARSNEWS20174/23
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian fighter jets targeted a main Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) base near a town in Southern Idlib, while military sources say the army plans to expand control to Khan Sheikhoun to allow Russian inspectors to visit the site of the recent chemical attack.

The warplanes carried out two air-to-surface missile attacks on a garrison of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board) West of the town of Khan Sheikhoun a few minutes after the terrorists approached the base, destroying the center and killing or wounding most of the militants in there.

The Al-Nusra militants form a main part of Tahrir al-Sham.

In the meantime, informed sources reported that the Syrian Army plans to continue the march in Northern Hama up to the towns of Morek in Hama and Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib to provide a chance for the Russian forces to inspect the site of the chemical incident in Khan Sheikhoun.

The sources further added that current battle will not end in Khan Sheikhoun, and will rather expand then to other towns and villages.

A Syrian military source reported earlier this month that some 22 ranking commanders of the terrorist groups were killed as their meeting came under a fierce air raid by the Russian warplanes in Idlib province.
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