#FSA Representative Participates in Conference to Curb Proliferation of Unconventional Weapons

A commander in the Free Syrian Army condemned the Assad regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, criticizing the United Nations’ failure to take any action towards the war crimes and crimes against humanity the Assad regime and its allies are committing in Syria.

In a speech delivered during a global conference to curb the proliferation of unconventional weapons held in Malaysia over the past two days, Captain Mohammed Said Masri of the FSA said that the Assad regime has shown the utmost disregard to international resolutions through its continued use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.

The Assad regime forces were found to be responsible for toxic gas attacks, according to a report submitted to the UN Security Council on October 21.

The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) blamed the Assad regime forces for toxic gas attacks in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo in 2014 and 2015.

The third report by the inquiry in August said that the ISIS extremist group used sulfur mustard gas in the town of Marea in rural Aleppo in 2015.

Representatives from several countries and international manufacturers of tools and equipment to combat unconventional weapons participated in the conference. Masri, who is a military expert at the dismantling of landmines, said that the FSA delegation to the conference checked out the latest tools used to deal with unconventional weapons. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)