Chemical weapons body: Sarin was very likely used near Syria’s Ltamenah

Chlorine was said to have been found in the samples taken by the body.— Reuters pic
Chlorine was said to have been found in the samples taken by the body.— Reuters pic

AMSTERDAM, June 13 — The global chemical weapons watchdog said today that lab analysis had confirmed the use of the banned nerve agent sarin and chlorine in an attack in northern Syria last year.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement that sarin was used south of the city of Ltamenah in the Hama governate on March 24, 2017.

It also “concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon at Ltamenah Hospital and the surrounding area on 25 March 2017”. — Reuters

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