Syria: Soldiers came under 3 chemical attacks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s U.N. ambassador is demanding that United Nations experts investigate three alleged chemical weapons attacks against Syrian soldiers.

Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari says the attacks occurred on Aug. 22, 24 and 25 in three suburbs of the Syrian capital and dozens of soldiers are being treated for inhaling nerve gas.

Ja’afari says he sent a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking that chemical weapons experts now in Damascus investigate the incidents. The U.N. team is investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly killed 355 people, which the U.S. and its allies have blamed on the Syrian regime.

Ja’afari spoke to reporters Wednesday near a room where the five permanent Security Council members discussed a British-proposed resolution to authorize the use of military force against Syria.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s