Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack


McClatchy news has the story Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack.

 BERLIN — Russia says a deadly March sarin attack in an Aleppo suburb was carried out by Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, and it has delivered a 100-page report laying out its evidence to the United Nations.

A statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website late Wednesday said the report included detailed scientific analysis of samples that Russian technicians collected at the site of the alleged attack, Khan al Asal in northern Syria. The attack killed 26 people.

A U.N. spokesman, Farhan Haq, confirmed that Russia delivered the report in July.

What are we to make of this?  Do we need the Russians to teach us how to do a forensic analysis of a crime scene that can be trusted by neutral observers because it follows international protocols for such an investigation?

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