UNITED NATIONS EXTENDS SYRIA GAS ATTACKS PROBE

un_security_councilThe UN Security Council has decided to extend the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria for another year.


The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to extend for another year the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria and identifying those responsible.

Backed by Russia, the council adopted a US-drafted resolution to prolong the joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) until November 2017.

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