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

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:38 GMT

AMSTERDAM, June 13 (Reuters) - The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday 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". (Reporting by Anthony Deutsch Editing by Alison Williams)

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