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Banned chemical weapons 'very likely' used in Syria

Chlorine, sarin ‘very likely’ used in Al-Lataminah region on March 24-25, 2017, says Global chemical weapons watchdog

13.06.2018
Banned chemical weapons 'very likely' used in Syria

By Abdullah Asiran

THE HAGUE

The banned nerve agent sarin and chlorine gas were “very likely” used in attacks on March 24-25, 20017 in Syria’s Al-Lataminah region, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released a report on attacks launched last year on March 24 -25 in Al-Lataminah region located in the Hama governorate.

"Sarin gas was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Ltamenah […] on March 24 2017," the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) 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 25 March 2017.”

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