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‘Very Likely’ Banned Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

Jun 14th, 2018 by Anadolu Agency (Turkish news agency)

It is believed that the Syrian regime has used banned chemical weapons a number of times during the war writes Anadolu

‘Very Likely’ Banned Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

The banned nerve agent sarin and chlorine gas were “very likely” used in attacks on Mar. 24-25, 2017 in Syria’s Al-Lataminah region, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released a report on the attacks launched last year in the Al-Lataminah region located in Hama province.

"Sarin gas was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Al-Ltamenah […] on Mar. 24, 2017," the Fact-Finding Mission of the OPCW said in a report, using a different spelling of Al-Lataminah.

The mission also “concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon at Ltamenah Hospital and the surrounding area on Mar. 25, 2017.”

 

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