Chlorine likely used in Syria attack: Arms watchdog

Chlorine likely used in Syria attack: Arms watchdog

A global arms watchdog on Wednesday said laboratory tests confirmed the presence of toxic chemicals in an attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb in February.

In its latest report, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said chlorine was “likely used as a chemical weapon”.

Its conclusions were based on the presence of two cylinders “which were determined as previously containing chlorine”, witness testimony and environmental samples that showed “unusual presence of chlorine”.

It, however, did not elaborate on which party was behind the attack on the rebel-held territory in the province of Idlib.

An OPCW fact-finding team is also awaiting results on a suspected gas attack on Douma in April.


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