Friday June 30, 2017 8:26
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
concluded fact - finding mission of the United Nations that the banned sarin gas used in an attack that killed dozens in northern Syria last April.
The work of a committee of the United Nations to determine whether the Syrian government is responsible for the attack or not.
The attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the deadliest in Syria 's Idlib province for more than three years.
The attack prompted the United States to respond to a missile strike on a Syrian air base, Washington said it was used in the attack.
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After conducting interviews with witnesses and examination of samples, it concluded a fact - finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Hague, that " a large number of people, some of whom died, were exposed to sarin or similar to its substance."
According to a report summary , "the findings of the fact - finding mission is that this process occurred using sarin as a chemical weapon."
The new report was distributed to members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, but is not available to the public, and the United Nations will conduct investigations to determine who was responsible for the attack.
US President Donald Trump ordered the missile strike on the capillary air base after US officials confirmed that they used to supply the aircraft that carried out the attack , a bomb containing sarin gas.
Syrian President Bashar al - Assad has previously denied involvement in the time of the attack, describing the incident as "apocryphal."