Chemical weapons watchdog: Chlorine used in attack on Syrian town of Saraqeb in February
The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that on February 4 chemical weapons, probably chlorine, were used near the city of Saraqeb in the Syrian province of Idlib.
The OPCW report, released on May 16, states that “chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al-Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb.”
The experts studied two cylinders, which used to contain the chemicals, and also analyzed the samples taken in the area of the chemical attack. The study showed high chlorine content on the ground. The Fact-Finding mission of the OPCW stressed that its task was only …read more