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Syrian Civilians Exposed To Sarin In April Attack, International Watchdog Says

The finding is consistent with experts' suspicions. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons stopped short of saying who was responsible. The U.S. blames the Syrian regime.
Hassan Youssef, a 40-year-old victim of the April 4 chemical attack in Khan Shaykun, receives medical care in a hospital in the nearby Syrian city of Idlib in April. / OMAR HAJ KADOUR / Getty Images

The nerve agent sarin was used against Syrian civilians in April, according to a report from the international chemical weapons watchdog that confirms the suspicions of experts.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it confirmed that sarin was deployed in the rebel-held town of Khan Shaykhun, killing scores of people, including children. The organization says it reached its conclusion after attending autopsies, collecting bio-medical samples of victims, interviewing witnesses and

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