Chemical Weapons Watchdog: Sarin, Chlorine "very likely" used in 2017 Syria Atacks

Chemical Weapons Watchdog: Sarin, Chlorine "very likely" used in 2017 Syria Atacks

The global chemical weapons watchdog says that the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "most likely" used in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017 as weapons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday, Finding Mission in the search for alleged attacks in Syria found that "Sarin was most likely used on 24 March in Hama province as a chemical weapon in the south of Ltamenah" and that chlorine most likely a day later at and near the Latamenah hospital was used.

"The conclusions for the incidents of March 24 and March 25 are based on separate testimonies, epidemiological analyzes and environmental samples," the OVCW said in a press release on Wednesday. "Collecting information and materials, interviewing witnesses and analyzing samples took a long time to draw conclusions."

OVCW's Fact Finding Team is not required to blame chemical attacks.

This is an evolving story and is updated.

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