Office of the Director-General S/1212/2014 10 September 2014 ENGLISH only
NOTE BY THE TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT
SECOND REPORT OF THE OPCW FACT-FINDING MISSION IN SYRIA KEY FINDINGS
- On 29 April 2014, the Director-General announced the creation of an OPCW Fact- Finding Mission in Syria. The Mission was mandated to establish the facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals, reportedly chlorine, for hostile purposes in the Syrian Arab Republic.
- The Fact-Finding Mission submitted its summary report covering the period from 3 to 31 May 2014 on 16 June 2014 (S/1191/2014, dated 16 June 2014) which was circulated to the States Parties.
- The Second Report of the Fact-Finding Mission, including its key findings, is hereby circulated for the information of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- The Director-General considers it expedient for the Fact-Finding Mission to continue its work, which will include transcribing the recorded evidence and data that it has obtained as well as continuing to look into other alleged incidents.
Annex 1: Cover Note by the Head of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria Annex 2: Second Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria – Key Findings.
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