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Sarin gas used in Syria - watchdog

Sarin gas used in Syria - watchdog
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By Catherine Hardy with REUTERS
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The world's chemical weapons watchdog says the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people.

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The world’s chemical weapons watchdog says the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people.

A report from the fact-finding team has been circulated to members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

The report has not been made public.

What does the report say?

After interiewing witnesses and examining samples, a fact-finding mission (FFM) of the OPCW concluded that “a large number of people, some of whom died, were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance.”

“It is the conclusion of the FFM that such a release can only be determined as the use of sarin, as a chemical weapon,” the report says in its summary.

Where was the attack?

In the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Idlib province on April the 4th.

It was the most deadly in Syria’s civil war in almost three years.

It prompted a US missile strike against a Syrian air base which Washingto said was used to launch the strike.

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