Syria: chlorine probably used in attack on Saraqeb – OPCW

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Watchdog to report soon on whether chemical weapons were used in larger-scale attack in Douma

An investigation by the chemical weapons watchdog has found that chlorine is likely to have been used in an attack on a Syrian town in February.

In what is likely to be seen as a dry run for a more controversial report later this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found that the February attack on the neighbourhood of Saraqeb was caused by the dropping of two cylinders that had contained chlorine on to a field in the town.

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