Russland findet neuen Giftgas-Beweis gegen syrische Rebellen 

Das russische Außenministerium bestätigt, dass eine Analyse eines Giftgas-Angriffes vom 19. März 2013 ergeben habe, dass dieses Giftgas aus Arsenalen der Dschihadrebellen und nicht aus Beständen der syrischen Armee stammte. 

Es war bereits im März zu einem Giftgaseinsatz bei Khan-al Assal gekommen. 

Ein entsprechender 100 seitiger Untersuchungsbericht wurde von der russischen Regierung der UN übergeben. 

Die Untersuchung stellt große Ähnlichkeiten mit dem Giftgas-Einsatz vom 21. August bei Damaskus in Ghouta fest. 


A statement released by the ministry on Wednesday particularly drew attention to the “massive stove-piping of various information aimed at placing the responsibility for the alleged chemical weapons use in Syria on Damascus, even though the results of the UN investigation have not yet been revealed.”

By such means “the way is being paved for military action” against Damascus, the ministry pointed out. 




By such means “the way is being paved for military action” against Damascus, the ministry pointed out. 

But the samples taken at the site of the March 19 attack and analyzed by Russian experts indicate that a projectile carrying the deadly nerve agent sarin was most likely fired at Khan al-Assal by the rebels, the ministry statement suggests, outlining the 100-page report handed over to the UN by Russia. 

The key points of the report have been given as follows: 

• the shell used in the incident “does not belong to the standard ammunition of the Syrian army and was crudely according to type and parameters of the rocket-propelled unguided missiles manufactured in the north of Syria by the so-called Bashair al-Nasr brigade”;

• RDX, which is also known as hexogen or cyclonite, was used as the bursting charge for the shell, and it is “not used in standard chemical munitions”;


• soil and shell samples contain “the non-industrially synthesized nerve agent sarin and diisopropylfluorophosphate,” which was “used by Western states for producing chemical weapons during World War II.”