US Syrian Embassy marks 10th anniversary of Ghouta chemical massacres

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Ghouta chemical massacre in which the Syrian regime used internationally banned chemical weapons to kill hundreds of civilians, the US Syrian Embassy issued a statement via Facebook on Tuesday.

The statement reaffirmed the embassy’s ongoing commitment to holding Assad regime officials accountable for their role in deploying chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta area. It highlighted the regime’s use of Sarin-laden missiles that resulted in the tragic loss of over 1,400 lives a decade ago.

Furthermore, the embassy underscored its steadfast support for the Syrian people and civil society in their pursuit of justice and accountability for the grave atrocities committed in Syria. The statement emphasized the embassy’s dedication to standing alongside Syrians in their efforts to foster a future where human rights are upheld.

The statement coincides with renewed allegations from international entities such as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the US, and the United Nations that the Syrian regime perpetrated the attacks has not stopped its chemical weapons program.

Despite these accusations, the Syrian regime and Russia have consistently denied responsibility for these chemical attacks, often attributing them to opposing factions within Syria.