There is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used in the August 21 attack in Syria, UN inspectors said in their report Monday, dpa reported.
"The conclusion is that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic, also against civilians, including children, on a relatively large scale," said the report, which was submitted to the UN Security Council in New York.
The report said surface-to-air rockets containing the nerve gas sarin were used in Ein Tarma, Moadamiyan and Zamalka in the Ghouta area of Damascus. It does not say which parties in the conflict used the weapons.
Its publication came as the United States, France and Britain were demanding a strong UN resolution to implement a US-Russian accord on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons.
UN inspectors visited Syria last month to investigate the August attack on two Damascus suburbs, which the Syrian opposition and the United States say killed more than 1,400 people.
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels have since blamed each other for the attacks.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was presenting the results of the inspectors' report in New York after briefing the Security Council.
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