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Report: Gas used 'six times' after latest Syria UN resolution

Opposition says seven people killed by regime gas attacks after UN's 2015 resolution condemning use of chemical gas.

Report: Gas used 'six times' after latest Syria UN resolution


The Syrian regime has used chemical gas six times in attacks spanning at least three regions during the past two weeks, opposition activists said.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said Friday that all attacks took place after the United Nations adopted a resolution to halt the use of chemical weapons in the country on March 6.

The network said that in these attacks, seven civilians, including three children and two women, were killed and 140 others were injured.

The UN Security Council had adopted a resolution expressing deep concern that toxic chemicals were used as a weapon in Syria.

The council strongly condemned the use of any toxic chemicals, such as chlorine, and called on those who use such weapons to be held accountable.

The resolution was approved by all members except Venezuela, a non-permanent member. The resolution threatened further action under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter should chemical weapons, including chlorine, be used again.

The Syrian civil war, which entered its fifth year this month, has claimed more than 220,000 lives so far, according to the UN.

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