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Sarin, chlorine used in two attacks in Syria last year: Chemical weapons watchdog

Syria war. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

AFP The Hague, Netherlands Jun 13, 2018, 10.19 PM (IST)

The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday deadly sarin and chlorine were used in two separate attacks in the village of Latamneh in northwestern Syria in March last year.

"Sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south" of Latamneh on 24 March 2017, the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.

The fact-finding mission "also concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon" at Latamneh's hospital and surrounding area on 25 March 2017.

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