Talmenes chemical attack

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Talmenes chemical attack
Part of the Syrian Civil War
TypeChlorine attack
Location
35°38′18″N 36°44′22″E / 35.63833°N 36.73944°E / 35.63833; 36.73944
Date21 April 2014
10:30 (UTC+03:00)
Executed by Syrian Arab Air Force[1][2]
Casualties3 killed
133 injured
Talmenes is located in Syria
Talmenes
Talmenes
Location of Talmenes within Syria

The Talmenes chemical attack took place on 21 April 2014, in the village of Talmenes in Idlib Governorate of Syria. The village was struck by a chemical attack around 10:30 when two “barrel bombs” embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas reportedly were dropped on the village. The bombs struck two houses some 100 m from each other, in the neighbourhood around the “big” mosque.[3][4] According to Human Rights Watch, the attack killed three civilians and wounded about 133.[5]

At the time of the attack the town was under the control of Ahrar al-Sham and the Al-Nusra Front.[4]

A year-long United Nations and OPCW inquiry found there was sufficient information to conclude that the Syrian Arab Air Force had used "makeshift weapons deployed from helicopters" that contained chlorine on the town of Talmenes in April 2014 and the town of Sarmin in March 2015.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gladstone, Rick. Syria Used Chlorine in Bombs Against Civilians, Report Says. New York Times. August 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nichols, Michelle. U.N./OPCW inquiry blames Syria government for gas attacks, likely sanctions fight looms. Reuters. August 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "THIRD REPORT OF THE OPCW FACT-FINDING MISSION IN SYRIA" (PDF). OPCW. 18 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Third report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism". 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Syria: Strong Evidence Government Used Chemicals as a Weapon". Human Rights Watch. 13 May 2014.