UN report leaked: Assad behind chemical attack

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UN report on infamous Damascus chemical attack to be published Monday. Information leaked by UN diplomatic to Foreign Policy says 'rich' sample collected, indirectly implicating Assad as responsible for the attack.

A report by United Nations inspectors probing an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria will "probably" be published on Monday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

The UN inspectors left Syria on August 31 after collecting samples as part of their probe into the now infamous August 21 chemical weapons attack in a suburb of the Syrian capital. According to a story published by Foreign Policy Magazine on Thursday, the inspectors have found a "wealth" of circumstantial evidence on the use of chemical agents by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Regarding the expected report, Fabius hinted it would confirm much of what the West already knows. "It will say that there was a chemical massacre... There will certainly be indications" of the origins of the attack, he told French radio Thursday, adding that "Only the regime had the (chemical weapons) stocks, the (firing) vectors and the interest in doing it, so we can draw a conclusion from that."

Another official, who has knowledge of the investigation, told Foreign Policy Magazine: 'I know they have gotten very rich samples - biomedical and environmental - and they have interviewed victims, doctors and nurses.

'It seems they are very happy with the wealth of evidence they got. You can conclude from the type of evidence the [identity of the] author.'

The official, who declined to be named, did not reveal the specific agents found by the team ( via ynetnews.com ).

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