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OPCW: Chlorine likely used in February attack in Syria’s Idlib

  • Published at 02:32 pm May 16th, 2018
Idlib chemical attack
File Photo: Syrian Civil Defence members wear gas masks near the site of what activists said was a chlorine gas attack in the Idlib countryside Reuters

The organization did not say which side used the banned munitions

Chlorine gas was probably used in an attack in February in Saraqib in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the global chemical weapons agency Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday.

OPCW did not say which side used the banned munitions, but that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of chlorine.