Waiting for the Second Ghouta Attack

87 violations of Security Council Resolution 2118 Including 15 Violation of Resolution 2209

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Introduction:
Through many studies and reports issued by SNHR after Security Council resolutions 2218 and 2209, it seems that the Security Council will not intervene as long as the government forces are killing limited numbers of civilians in these attacks, and the Syrian community must wait for a shocking attack same as the attack on both Eastern and Western Ghouta that killed more than 1100 civilians in one day and then the Security Council will think if they want to intervene or not.
Although the Security Council resolution 2118 in section 21 clearly states:
“Decides, in the event of non-compliance with this resolution, including unauthorized transfer of chemical weapons, or any use of chemical weapons by anyone in the Syrian Arab Republic, to impose measures under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter”

To the contrary to non-specialist believes; the use of any toxic chemical substance –including chlorine- as a chemical weapon is a violation of Security Council resolution 2118, and is absolutely a violation to the chemical weapons prohibition convention signed by the Syrian government.

Therefore SNHR report has been recording the violations of the resolution 2118 gradually until it reached 87 violation distributed by date as follows:
The year 2014 SNHR documented in published and attached reports: 59 violations
The year 2015 SNHR documented in published and attached reports: 28 violations, including 15 violations to resolution 2209 issued on Friday, March 6, 2015, that also states “Decides, in the event of non-compliance with this resolution to impose measures under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter”

Fadel Abdul Ghany head of the Syrian Network for Human Rights:
“We haven’t encountered a ruling regime in the modern era that affronted the Security Council and International Humanitarian Law as the Syrian regime has done and on high levels of arrogance and impudence, specifically in the use of poisoned gas, as the colleagues in the OPCW fact-finding mission in Syria proved government forces use of poisoned chlorine gas, and this -to large extent- matches what we have pointed out, however the Security Council didn’t act”

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