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Syria: Sarin Used in Khan Sheikhoun Attack, According to Watchdog

World | April 20, 2017, Thursday @ 14:17| 71 views

Syria Photo: MIA

"Incontrovertible" test results show sarin gas or a similar substance was used in the chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says, the BBC reported.

Samples from 10 victims had been analysed at four laboratories, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said.

The attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun killed at least 87 people. Syrian military denied using any chemical agents. Its ally Russia meanwhile said an air strike hit a rebel depot full of chemical munitions - but this suggestion has been widely rejected.

United States responded to the attack by launching air strikes on a Syrian military airfield.

Tags: chemical, sarin, weapons, Russia, Syria, United States


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