Shell trajectories analyzed

The U.N. report on whether chemical weapons were used in the August 21 poison gas attack gives the direction from which rockets that landed in two Damascus suburbs were fired. Lines tracing those paths intersect at a known military base.

Where attacks occurred
Regime control

Alleged chemical attacks Aug. 21 Contested area

Opposition control
Med. Sea LEBANON Aleppo Homs

Republican Guard position

104th Brigade, an artillery unit, atop Qassioun Mountain above Damascus
2 miles 2 km

SYRIA

Damascus
JORDAN IRAQ

Duma

9.6
mi.)

km

(6 m

(5.9

Presidential Palace

i.)

Irbin Hammurah Zamalka Siqba Kafr Jisrayn Batna Al Mulayhah

Jobar

km

9.5

DAMASCUS

Darayya

Moadamiyeh Impact site 1, remains of two rockets indicate rough bearings of 34°, 35°

Ein Tarma Impact site 2,

rocket remains found, indicate rough bearing of 285°

Source: White House, ESRI, McClatchy Washington Bureau, Human Rights Watch, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Graphic: Melina Yingling, Judy Treible, Robert Dorrell © 2013 MCT

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