UN Chemical Weapons investigation reveal that surface to surface rockets were used in the attack in the attacks in Ghouta, Syria on August 21, 2013.
The Ghouta area is composed of densely populated suburbs in the Markaz Rif Dimashq District of the province of Rif Dimashq.
Ghouta is a primarily conservative Sunni region, and home to most of Damascus’ three million inhabitants.
The report also revealed that munition fragments recovered at the scene of the chemical weapons attack bore Russian marking on them. Indicating they were of Russian manufacture.
Source: UN Chemical Weapons report http://www.scribd.com/doc/168606795/U-N-Report-on-Chemical-Attack-in-Syria
Both the Russian Foreign Ministry and Russian Ministry of Defense refused comment when contacted by email and asked if Russia provided the rockets used in the chemical weapons attack against civilians? But the obvious conclusion is clear they did.
These weapons tested positive for Sarin.
Black numbers on the outside of munition fragments “97-179.” (see picture).
The U.S. State Department declined comment on the report and the Pentagon indicated it is not trying to identify or trace the origins of the type of rockets and munitions used in the attack.
The White House press office refused to return calls regarding this matter.
Meanwhile Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov continued to play the blame game insisting that the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus on Aug. 21 “was clearly fabricated” by rebels intent on provoking Western intervention – specifically the United States.
Lavrov also insisted that Russian investigators had established that “militants” were behind a number of previous chemical attacks in Syria, according to a translation of his remarks published on Monday by the Moscow news agency Interfax (source: http://www.interfax.com/).