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Chemical weapons watchdog finds sarin traces in Syria attack

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG FINDS SARIN TRACES IN SYRIA ATTACK

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons stated that it has found traces of sarin following an attack in northern Syria in late March that injured dozens of innocent people.

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has found traces of sarin following an attack in northern Syria in late March, days before a deadly strike using the same nerve agent in another Syrian town.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday that tests found traces of "sarin or sarin-related chemicals" in Ltamenah after a March 30 attack that injured 50 people. No deaths were reported. The organization didn't release further details.

Days later, an April 4 attack in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun killed nearly 100 people. Syria has denied responsibility for that attack. An OPCW-United Nations probe is expected to apportion blame later this month for the Khan Sheikhoun attack.

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