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Emergency UNSC meeting on Syria gas attack underway

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:19
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. April 5, 2017, 5:59 PM (IDT)

An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Tuesday's chlorine gas attack in Syria got underway Wednesday morning (New York time). The council is discussing a draft resolution introduced by the US, Britain and France that condemns the attack, demands a full investigation, and calls on the UN Secretary general to report to the global body each month on whether the Syrian military is cooperating with the UN's investigation of the use of chemical weapons in the country. Russia announced that it considers the draft      categorically unacceptable. The official number of fatalities from the bombardment of the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhun by the Syrian military has reached 72, including many children, but medical sources in the town said that the actual number is about 150. For more details on the attack and on why Syrian President Assad's chemical war is likely to continue, see DEBKAfile's special report

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  • This was not a purposeful gas attack by Assad or Russia. A missile hit a warehouse that contained chemical weapons that were being secretly produced and stored by rebels. Who fired that missile is still unknown. Maybe the CIA did this to justify a full fledged war in Syria. It’s all speculation.

  • they are masters at deception

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