TEHRAN, YJC. -- British military scientists have found forensic evidence that chemical weapons have been used in the conflict in Syria.
British military scientists have found forensic evidence that chemical weapons have been used in the conflict in Syria, the Times
newspaper reported on Saturday.
A soil sample thought to have been taken from an area close to Damascus and smuggled back to Britain has provided proof that "some kind of chemical weapon” had been fired, it quoted defense sources as saying.
The tests were carried out at the Ministry of Defense’s chemical and biological research establishment at Porton Down, it added in the front-page story.
Diplomats at the United Nations said on Thursday that Western Nations have "hard evidence” that chemical weapons have been used at least once in the Syrian war, without giving details.
The British teams were unable to discern whether the weapons had not been fired by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime or by the rebels fighting him, nor could they say if there had been widespread use, The Times said.