Traces of sarin gas exposure found in Syria

Traces of sarin gas exposure found in Syria

A fact-finding mission by the UN chemical weapons watchdog has found that some people in Syria may have been exposed to the nerve agent sarin or a sarin-like gas.

The mission by the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it was investigating 11 incidents of the use of toxic chemicals reported by the Syrian government. The report did not say when the 11 incidents took place or specify any location.

“In one instance, the analysis of some blood samples indicates that individuals were at some point exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance,” said the OPCW report sent to the security council last week. “Further investigation would be necessary to determine when or under what circumstances such exposure might have occurred,” said the report. Read more


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