Some victims of Ghouta Massacre committed by Assad Regime 21/8/2013
On Aug. 21st , 2013, Assad regime launched an attack with chemical weapons against the Ghouta area near Damascus gassing over 1500 Syrians and injuring some 5000 others most of whom were children and women.
The regime started preparing for this chemical massacre early in August. Bashar Assad threatened to burn Ghouta of Damascus and use all kinds of weapons to stop the escalating protests against his regime. He ordered missiles with chemical warheads to move to the brigade (155) in the neighbouring area of Qalamoun.
This heinous massacre was committed amidst an international silence and complicity. The perpetrator neither received punishment nor did the international community meet their commitments to preserve the international security. President Obama remained silent and did not carry out his obligation to punish the Syrian regime in case it used an internationally forbidden chemical weapons. This encouraged the Assad regime to commit further scores of massacres using various internationally forbidden chemical weapons, such as Sarin, Chlorine and Chlorcyanogen and other chemical weapons throughout Syria.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of this heinous crime, and denounces the international community silence which encouraged the Bashar Assad regime to use such weapons again, especially in the Khan Sheikhoun massacre in 2016.
SHRC holds the regime’s head Bashar Assad liable, as the direct commander, and the Brigadier General Ghassasn Abbas, as the commander of the brigade (155), from which all the missiles loaded and launched with the internationally prohibited chemical weapon.