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UN alleged chemical attack in Syria

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United Nations war crime expert are investigating are looking into reports of chorine-filled bombs in the rebel-occupied Eastern Ghouta area; on Thursday, more than 40 people were killed by the airstrikes in the Damascus suburb, according to multiple news sources, but it has not been confirmed if the airstrike was a chemical one. Medics activists and Western powers in the region told BBC that the government has used more than six toxic attack in the last 30 days. The government has dismissed the claims as “lies.” These attacks are not the first to be recorded in the nation of Syria, as similar violence have occurred in 2014, 2015 and last April when an aerial attack killed 100 people. The United States and Russia have traded verbal blows over the rooted responsibility of these attacks. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Monday that Russia’s proposal for an investigative body in Syria, “is a way to whitewash the findings of the last investigation that Russia desperately wants to bury,” according to CBS News. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia initiated a body of investigation that would determine the responsibility of these attacks against the U.S.and its allies. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Nebenzia claimed that the common goal is to work toward accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons “where no perpetrators have been identified.”

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