'Chlorine used' in attack on Syrian town of Saraqeb

Chlorine was probably used as a weapon in the Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, according to the international chemical weapons watchdog.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released details in its latest report on poison gas being unleashed in Syria's civil war.

The OPCW is not mandated to apportion blame for the attack.

The organisation said its fact-finding mission probing alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria "determined that chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al Talil neighbourhood of Saraqib".

The mission is also investigating allegations that poison gas was used in Douma, near the capital Damascus, in a deadly April 7 attack. It has not yet issued a report on that attack.


Related Articles

Regime loyalists hail reopening of Syria’s borders as ‘fruits of victory’

Syria demands withdrawal of all foreign troops

Briton claiming to be Birmingham pharmacist held in Syria on suspicion of being IS member

Latest: Putin blames military plane crash on tragic circumstances

More in this Section

Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

ESA scrapped UK scientists’ proposal to land spacecraft on Mercury

Dozens killed as speeding train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

US worried by voter-influence efforts from Russia and China


Breaking Stories

A tempting taste of what is on offer in Dingle

Too much information? Lindsay Woods on 'sharenting'

Graham Norton: ‘If it was hard work I couldn’t do it’

Saying yes to the dress: Behind the scenes at the royal wedding

More From The Irish Examiner