Assadists are dragging out 3-year-old news reports (from mainstream media, no less, which they consider the very fountainhead of deceits) claiming that in 2014 the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) attested to the removal & destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles. That’s true, but chlorine was not included in the chemical weapons ban & Assad continued to use it against civilians.
The OPCW investigative teams apparently had not shown due diligence–or at least were outsmarted by Assad forces hiding caches of chemical weapons–because since then OPCW reported traces of undeclared sarin & VX gas (another nerve agent) at a military facility in Syria & there have been several reports of chemical attacks by Assad bombers.
After the sarin gassing by Syrian bombers in Khan Sheikhoun, the OPCW today announced another fact-finding mission to Syria. They will be taking witness testimony & physical evidence for analysis. Meanwhile, Assad is free to continue chemical attacks with chlorine & has done so repeatedly according to doctors treating the victims & according to the reports of human rights organizations.
(Photo is from April 4th, Khan Sheikhoun)