(1/8) On 7 April 2018, #Douma was the site of a horrific #chemicalweapons attack. Victims, including children, died from exposure to toxic chemicals. We remember the victims of this war crime & will seek accountability for CW use in #Syria.
(2/8) In March 2019, the OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission confirmed the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon. The Investigation and Identification Team will continue to work to identify the perpetrators of this CW attack. 👉opcw.org/sites/default/…
(3/8) Since then, an incorrect theory has surfaced regarding the conclusions of the FFM’s report. This fringe theory stems from incomplete leaked information. It is simply false.
(4/8) In fact, the @OPCW undertook an independent investigation into breaches of confidentiality related to the Douma report. 👉 opcw.org/sites/default/…
(5/8) The majority of the analytical work that helped the FFM reach its conclusion, such as witness interviews, laboratory results, and assessments by independent experts became known to the FFM only after this false and misleading theory was developed. S/1839/2020 REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE BREACH
(6/8) The Fact-Finding Mission reaches its conclusions based on a thorough review of all available information, environmental sampling, interviews with medical staff, casualties, first responders and witnesses. The FFM also relies on independent experts.
(7/8) Canada supports the work by the OPCW’s Syria mechanisms to shed light on the Syrian CW programme. Syria has not been honest in its declaration to the @OPCW, and continues to hide its CW capabilities.
(8/8) This is not acceptable. #Syria has international legal obligations to destroy its chemical weapons. At #CSP25, we will send a clear and strong message to Syria that it will be held accountable for its actions.

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(1/12) #OTD in 2017, an air strike hit the town of #KhanShaykhun in #Syria, releasing large amounts of the nerve agent #sarin. It killed dozens of people, including children, and injured hundreds. Today, we remember the victims of this #warcrime.
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