SAT 24 - 6 - 2017
 
Date: Apr 20, 2017
Source: The Daily Star
Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack: chemical weapons watchdog
Reuters
AMSTERDAM: Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 that killed nearly 90 people, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday.

The finding supported earlier testing by Turkish and British laboratories.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said results of the analysis "indicate that sarin or a sarin like substance was used".

The finding was based on tests on bio-medical samples collected from three victims during their autopsies that were analysed at two OPCW-designated laboratories, the OPCW said.

"Bio-medical samples from seven individuals undergoing treatment at hospitals ... (also) indicate exposure to sarin or a sarin like substance," the statement said.


 
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
 
Related News
Iran says missiles into Syria hit ISIS targets
Syrian, Iraqi troops meet at border
Russia's military says may have killed ISIS leader Baghdadi
Anti-ISIS fighters advance at night in Syria's Raqqa
Putin says Russia to beef up Syrian military
Related Articles
Toward securing eastern Syria
A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Daesh
Putin asked to outline a plan for safe zones. Why now?
Trump’s war policy in Syria
Syria: Thinking strategically, going beyond one-off actions
Editor In Chief & Webmaster : Nazih Darwish
Copyright 2017 . All rights reserved