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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Was it really sarin, was Assad to blame and could Western spy agencies be involved?

Daily Mail: Was sarin gas actually used in Tuesday’s attack? The evidence for sarin use largely comes from reports from Turkish doctors treating survivors of the Syria attack. Victims in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun were choking, foaming at the mouth, defecating and vomiting – all of which is consistent with sarin use. Sarin, a colourless, odourless liquid at room temperature, is expensive and complex to manufacture. The two key chemical compounds – a phosphorus variant and isopropyl alcohol – are mixed near the point of use, usually hours before it is released. This is to avoid accidents and degradation in storage. The level of sophistication required in handling sarin would suggest state involvement...read more>>>...