Syrian regime accused of sarin gas attacks in historic report | News from the world

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The UN-aligned body that oversees the use of chemical weapons has for the first time criticized the Syrian regime for using sarin gas on the battlefield in a report hailed by rights groups as a historic moment with implications for the investigation of war crimes.

The report, released Wednesday by the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), accuses the Syrian Air Force of having used sarin twice to attack the city of Ltamenah in late March 2017. It also found that planes had bombed the same city with chlorine gas in the same week.

The three attacks took place days before the infamous sarin gas attack on the nearby town of Khan Sheikhoun, which produced some of the most shocking images of the Nine Years War and one of its most hotly contested accounts .

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