UN Security Council Debates Sanctions on Syria for Chemical Weapons Use

FILE - This video image from an anti-Bashar Assad activist group shows a Syrian man being treated with an inhaler in Kfar Zeita, north of Damascus, after what witnesses said was a chlorine gas attack, April 18, 2014.
FILE – This video image from an anti-Bashar Assad activist group shows a Syrian man being treated with an inhaler in Kfar Zeita, north of Damascus, after what witnesses said was a chlorine gas attack, April 18, 2014.

The United Nations Security Council is debating whether to impose sanctions on Syria, after investigators concluded the government dropped chemical weapons on civilians.

This is the first time a U.N. panel has directly blamed the Assad regime for such an atrocity. It also blames Islamic State for at least one attack. Previous independent probes said chemical weapons were definitely used on civilians, but did not say who was responsible.

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