Chemical Warfare

"Homs is bleeding" says a message on a wall in Raqqa province, east Syria. Photo: Reuters

France and Britain confirm use of sarin nerve gas in Syria

France said on Tuesday it has confirmed that the nerve gas sarin was used “multiple times and in a localised way” in Syria, including at least once by the regime. It was the most specific claim by any Western power about chemical weapons attacks in the 27-month-old conflict.

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