Syria Direct

Efforts to document chemical weapon attacks in Syria lead to first criminal case against Assad
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented 222 attacks with chemical weapons in Syria between January 23, 2012, and August 21, 2020; the seventh anniversary of the chemical massacre in Ghouta, of which 98% of the incidents were perpetrated by the Syrian regime forces and 2% by ISIS. Still, the two most horrible attacks, with rockets loaded with poisonous sarin gas, are the one on Ghouta, in Reef Dimashq province, on August 21, 2013, which killed 1,127 civilians (including 107 children and 201 women) and injured 5,935 others; and the bombing of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib province, on April 4, 2017, which resulted in the death of 91 civilians (including 32 children and 23 women) and wounded around 520 others.
07-10-2020 …