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OPCW confirms another sarin attack in Syria

14 June 2018

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on 13 June that it was “very likely” that sarin was used in Al-Lataminah (Ltamenah) in Syria’s Hamah province on 24 March 2017.

It said that its Fact Finding Mission (FFM) had also concluded that chlorine was very likely used against Al-Lataminah Hospital on the following day.

The FFM has previously said sarin was used in Al-Lataminah on 30 March 2017.

The Al-Lataminah attacks took place in the run-up to the 4 April 2017 attack on the nearby town of Khan Shaykhun that the FFM has previously said involved sarin and prompted the United States to launch a cruise missile strike against a Syrian airbase on 11 April.

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