OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

September 10, 2014 5:36 PM

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OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

The Hague: The fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed Wednesday that it has found compelling evidence that a toxic chemical was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in villages in northern Syria earlier this year.

The fact-finding mission (FFM) was established in late April this year to investigate chlorine attacks in Syria. In its first report published June 17, the FFM said that toxic chemicals, most likely pulmonary irritating agents such as chlorine, have been used in the Syrian conflict.

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