It found that Syrian government troops used nerve agent sarin and chorine barrel bombs on several occasions, while Islamic State militants were found to have used sulphur mustard
Long-term complications of sulphur mustard
poisoning in severely intoxicated Iranian veterans.
There was a small glitch though - in its agreement with Pakistan six months ago, India did not declare that it had a stockpile of 1,044 tons of sulphur mustard
chemical munitions at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
In a grave development, the Islamic State also made use of the CW agent sulphur mustard
. The initial deployments of mustard agent occurred in August and September 2015.
From August 2015 to October 2016, a team of investigators looked into eight cases of the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon and one case involving the use of sulphur mustard
. Three attacks were attributed to the Syrian government and one to the Islamic State.
at Um-Housh on September 15 and 16, 2016.
According to the group, these circular wounds are consistent with exposure to a chemical warfare blister agent such as sulphur mustard
. (Amnesty Photo)
"Both concluded that the evidence strongly suggested exposure to vesicants, or blister agents, such as the chemical warfare agents sulphur mustard
, lewisite or nitrogen mustard," Amnesty said in a statement.
When Libya joined the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2004, the Gaddafi government declared a host of material it held in its chemical arsenal, including a vast store of bulk sulphur mustard
The international team of inspectors looked into nine cases in seven towns and determined that the Syrian air force was behind two attacks involving chlorine - in Talmanes on 21 April 2014 and Sarmin on 16 March 2015 - and that jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) carried out one attack involving sulphur mustard
Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants used sulphur mustard
gas, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog has finally found.