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Criminal Inquiries Loom Over al-Assad’s Use of Chemical Arms in Syria

Investigations in France and Germany could lead to prosecutions of President Bashar al-Assad and members of his upper echelon over one of the Syrian war’s signature atrocities.

PARIS — Chemical munitions experts have for years compiled information that Syria’s government has used these banned weapons against its own people, a war crime that so far has gone unpunished and been dismissed with a sneer by President Bashar al-Assad.

Now the first criminal inquiries that target Mr. al-Assad and his associates over the use of chemical weapons may soon get underway.

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Par Marlise Simons pour The New York Times


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