Syria

Sarin as part of a strategy?

Print edition : September 20, 2013

In this March 19 photograph provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a victim of an alleged chemical attack at Khan al-Assal village receives treatment at a hospital in Aleppo. Photo: AP

An image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows bodies of children in a makeshift morgue as the rebels claim they were killed in a toxic attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, on August 21. Photo: DAYA Al-DEEN/AFP

Columns of smoke rise after heavy shelling in the Jobar neighbourhood, east of Damascus. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP

Angela Kane, the head of the U.N. disarmament agency, who arrived in Damascus on August 26. The U.N. inspectors got free access to the site of the attack following her talks with the government. Photo: KHALED AL-HARIRI/REUTERS

Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons in Jobar. Photo: REUTERS

Syria allows U.N. arms inspectors to the sites of “sarin” attacks confident that they will unmask the falsehoods, but the West insists that Damascus has crossed the “red line”.
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