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OPCW: Chlorine possibly used in attack in Syria’s Saraqeb

International watchdog OPCW says samples from Saraqeb showed unusual presence of the chemical in the local environment.

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Air attacks hit Saraqib, Idlib Governorate in Syria back in February, 2018 [Anadolu]

Chlorine was possibly used as a weapon in the rebel-held northern Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, the international chemical weapons watchdog has said.


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A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) determined that “chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb” on February 4, an OPCW statement said on Wednesday.

The team’s conclusions were based on finding two cylinders “which were determined as previously containing chlorine”.

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