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Watchdog: Sarin, Chlorine Likely Used in Syria in March 2017

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In this March 31, 2017, frame grab from video provided by Syrian Central Military Media, Syrian government troops fire at insurgent group's position in Hama. (Syrian Central Military Media/AP)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:54 AM

The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "very likely" used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that its Fact-Finding Mission probing alleged attacks in Syria found that "sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Ltamenah" in Hama province on March 24 and that chlorine was very likely used a day later at and near Ltamenah Hospital.

The OPCW's fact-finding team is not mandated to apportion blame for chemical attacks.

The organization says its findings were based on witness testimony and analysis of samples.

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The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "very likely" used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017.
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