Deadly nerve agent sarin used in Syria attack, Turkish health ministry says

April 6, 2017 6:22 PM

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BEIRUT — The chemical used in an attack that killed scores of Syrian civilians was most likely the deadly nerve agent sarin, the Turkish health ministry said on Thursday.

Autopsies conducted on three victims by Turkish doctors confirmed that chemical weapons were used in a daybreak strike widely attributed to the Syrian government, providing the most concrete evidence to date of why so many people died.

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