Turkey says tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack


Turkey says tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack
  1. Turkey says tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack
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    "It has been identified that sarin gas was used," Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said, quoted by state-run news agency Anadolu.The results came from analysis of blood and urine samples of the casualties from the attack in Idlib province who were brought to Turkey for treatment. Three of them died in…
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"It has been identified that sarin gas was used," Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said, quoted by state-run news agency Anadolu.

The results came from analysis of blood and urine samples of the casualties from the attack in Idlib province who were brought to Turkey for treatment. Three of them died in hospital.

The incident which killed 87 civilians, including 31 children in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun has been blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime by Turkey and the United States.

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Akdag said isopropyl methylphosphonic acid was found, which is what results after sarin is exposed to the environment.

Sarin can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and kills by crippling the…

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