UN in­ves­ti­ga­tors to visit Syria air base in gas at­tack probe

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UN in­ves­ti­ga­tors are to travel to an air base in Syria that the United States and its al­lies say was used to launch the sarin gas at­tack on Khan Sheikhun, diplo­mats have said.

The trip to the Shayrat air­field comes just weeks be­fore the re­lease of a much awaited re­port on the Khan Sheikhun at­tack that the West and a UN com­mis­sion have said was car­ried out by Pres­i­dent Bashar alAs­sad’s forces.

The team from the joint UNOPCW probe, known as the JIM, left Mon­day for Da­m­as­cus and were to go to the Shayrat air­field, said a Se­cu­rity Coun­cil diplo­mat, who asked not to be named.

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