Middle East update: September 6 2017

The Foreign Exchanges Companion


At least one international investigation into the April 4 Khan Shaykhun chemical weapons attack has concluded that the Syrian government was responsible for the incident. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report released Wednesday that the incident was one of 27 times they’ve concluded that Bashar al-Assad’s forces have used chemical weapons during the Syrian civil war. This report is not related to the ongoing investigation into the incident by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The Commission also criticized the US-led coalition, specifically for its March bombing of a mosque in the town of al-Jinah, west of Aleppo. It said there was no evidence to support the coalition’s claim that there was an “al-Qaeda meeting” going on inside the mosque, or a building nearby, when the strike took place, and further concluded that the coalition didn’t follow its own rules for…

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