It has been confirmed by the International chemical weapons inspectors that Syria had used the deadly nerve agent Sarin in April’s chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province.
Sarin nerve agent or a similar poison was used in an April 4 aerial attack in northern Syria that killed nearly 100 villagers, including children, the monitoring group that polices the chemical arms ban treaty concluded Thursday in a report shared with United Nations diplomats.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) launched an investigation after the April 4 airstrike on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, where horrifying images and videos emerged showing civilians — including children — struggling to breathe with foam coming from their mouths.
Nonetheless, the report constituted the first confirmation from the Hague-based organization, which monitors the Chemical Weapons Convention that most nations of the world, including Syria, have signed.
The OPCW which was unable to reach the town because of security concerns, attended autopsies, collected biomedical samples, interviewed witnesses and used environment samples in its fact-finding process. It’s not part of the OPCW’s mandate to investigate who is responsible for the attack.
Syria had denied them as false allegations and maintained that attack was carried out by the terrorist.