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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.

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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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