Watch­dog says Sarin, chlo­rine likely used in Syria at­tacks

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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.


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