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Sarin, chlorine used in two attacks in Syria in 2017: OPCW

15 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

THE HAGUE: The world’s chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that deadly sarin and chlorine were used in two separate attacks in the village of Latamneh in northwestern Syria in late March last year, reports AFP. 

“Sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south” of Latamneh on 24 March 2017, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.

Its fact-finding mission “also concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon” at Latamneh’s hospital and surrounding area on 25 March 2017.

Five days later, on March 30, Latamneh suffered a third attack in which sarin was also used, OPCW director Ahmet Uzumcu told AFP last year.


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