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OPCW: Syrian forces committed chemical attack in Hama

OPCW: Syrian forces committed chemical attack in Hama

Previously, the organization had no right to establish responsibility for chemical attacks.

A new group of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has concluded that bombs with chlorine and sarin on a village in Hama province in March 2017 were dropped from Su-22 military aircraft and a helicopter of the year by pilots of the Syrian Arab Air Force.

A Special Investigation Unit was established by OPCW members in 2018 to establish accountability for unlawful strikes.OPCW: Syrian forces committed chemical attack in Hama Until now, the organization could only establish the fact of the chemical attack, but not determine who was responsible for it..

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his backing Russia have repeatedly denied the use of chemical weapons and accused the rebels of staging attacks in order to blame the Syrian forces..

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