Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack

The global chemical weapons watchdog was quoted as saying Sarin or similar toxin was used in Syria attack.

FILE: A Syrian child receives treatment following a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province on 4 April 2017. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON – Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria's Idlib province on 4 April that killed nearly 90 people, the head of the global chemical weapons watchdog was quoted as saying by its British delegation.

The finding supported earlier testing by Turkish and British laboratories.

The British delegation said on Wednesday that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said results of the analysis "indicate that sarin or a sarin-like substance was used."