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Syria: Probe reveals chemical weapons use in Hama

As watchdog probes use of sarin gas in Hama, activists say international community needs to do more to punish Assad.

Residents of Hama and Idlib say chemical attacks are a regular occurrence in the war-torn country [File: Daylife]

An investigation carried out by an international chemical weapons watchdog has revealed the use of sarin gas in a March 30 attack that hit the rebel-held town of Latamneh in northern Syria.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an independent body, told Al Jazeera that its fact-finding mission’s results prove the presence of “sarin or sarin-related chemicals”.

On Wednesday, the initial findings were shared with member states – all of whom are signatories to the United Nations chemical weapons convention.

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