Syria chemical attack: 'incontrovertible evidence' sarin gas used, OPCW says

“Incontrovertible” test results show that sarin gas or a chemically similar substance to the nerve agent was used in an incident which killed 86 people in a Syrian village earlier this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said.

Sarin is a nerve agent banned under international law which attacks the body’s central nervous system, causing nausea, drooling, difficulty breathing, blurred vision and loss of control of bodily functions. 

OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said in a statement on Wednesday that analysis of the bodies of three victims and seven survivors at four different laboratories indicated exposure to

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