Sarin, chlorine very likely used in Syria's Ltamenah: OPCW

Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-14 00:32:38|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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THE HAGUE, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed in a report released on Wednesday that sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Ltamenah, Syria, on March 24, 2017.

The FFM also concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon at Ltamenah Hospital and the surrounding area on March 25, 2017.

Earlier in May, the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission confirmed that chlorine was likely used as a chemical weapon on Feb. 4, 2018 in Saraqib, Idlib Governorate, Syria.

The FFM was set up in 2014 with an on-going mandate to determine whether chemical weapons or toxic chemicals as weapons have been used in Syria. It does not include identifying who is responsible for alleged attacks.

The FFM is also investigating allegations that chemical weapons were used in Douma, near the capital Damascus during the attacks on April 7, 2018. It has not issued a report on that attack yet.