Syrian air force and ISIL behind at least 3 chemical attacks: UN report

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Virginia Gamba. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The origin of three separate  chemical weapons attacks in Syria has been clearly established following an "independent, impartial, and objective" investigation mandated by the UN Security Council.

The so-called Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), led by a three-person Leadership Panel, examined nine cases of documented chemical weapons use to establish who was responsible for using them.

The Panel found sufficient evidence of two chlorine gas attacks on civilians by the Syrian air force, and another use of "sulphur-mustard" gas by the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh.

Cristina Silveiro asked the Head of the JIM, Virginia Gamba, to outline the scope of their investigation.

Duration: 9'16"

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