Ashrafiyat Sahnaya chemical attack
|Ashrafiyat Sahnaya chemical attack|
|Part of the Syrian Civil War|
|Location||Ashrafiyat Sahnaya, Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria
|Date||25 August 2013
around 20:00 (UTC+03:00)
Around 20:00 an object filled with sarin was thrown at a group of five Syrian Army soldiers. The object landed 10–15 meters from them, and released a badly smelling gas. The five soldiers were immediately taken to a field medical point where they were treated with injections, eye droplets and oxygen. They were then transported to Martyr Yusuf Al Azmah Military Hospital for emergency care, where medical personnel took blood samples. The blood samples tested positive for sarin.(pp17–18, 71–78)
The United Nations Mission to Investigate Alleged Uses of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic collected evidence "that suggests that chemical weapons were used in Ashrafia Sahnaya" "on a small scale against soldiers", but said they lacked primary information on the delivery system.
The victims were interviewed by the U.N. mission five days after the incident.(p73)
- "United Nations Mission on Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic" (PDF). United Nations. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "U.N. inspectors confirm chemical attacks in Syria". CBS NEWS. AP. 12 December 2013.