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Syrian regime dropped sarin on rebel-held town in April, UN confirms | The Guardian

Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two-dozen times during the country’s civil war, including in the deadly attack that led to US airstrikes, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

In the most conclusive findings to date from investigations into chemical weapons attacks during the conflict, the UN commission of inquiry on Syria said a government warplane dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhun in April, killing more than 80 civilians.

“Government forces continued the pattern of using chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas. In the gravest incident, the Syrian air force used sarin in Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, killing dozens, the majority of whom were women and children,” the report said, declaring it a war crime.

Source: Syrian regime dropped sarin on rebel-held town in April, UN confirms | World news | The Guardian

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