Watchdog says Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria attacks
The global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were “very likely” used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017, the latest confirmation of chemical attacks in the civil war.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that its Fact-Finding Mission probing alleged attacks in Syria found that “sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Latamneh” in Hama province on March 24 and that chlorine was very likely used a day later at and near Latamneh Hospital. a giant swastika into the dirt on the roof of a house and leaving it there for months.
The dpa news agency reported that the two defendants, aged 30 and 31, were convicted Wednesday by an administrative court in the southern city of Augsburg and each fined about 5,000 euros ($5,885).
The younger man, not identified in line with privacy laws, told the court that he used a high-pressure water jet to draw the swastika as a “stupid joke” at a garden party.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS