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Between the lines: U.N. Syria chemical report leaves out attack details

A child uses a green oxygen mask, while wrapped in a patterned blanket. A min sits behind him using a mask too. The wall is yellow.
A child receives treatment in Damascus for a suspected chemical attack. Photo: Hamza Al-ajweh/AFP/Getty Images

The U.N. commission investigating and documenting possible war crimes in Syria released a report Wednesday that left out seven pages of gruesome details regarding potential chemical attacks on civilians, according to the NYT.

Why it matters: The omitted pages allege chemical weapons use that is far broader than previously known, though one of the authors claims that additional corroboration is necessary. It also identifies the weaponry used in some of the attacks as Iranian-made, which would be the first use of such technology.