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UN report finds Syria government to blame for April sarin attack

Opposition forces receive medical treatment after the Assad regime allegedly carried out a chemical gas attack in the de-conflict zone in Damascus, Syria on 20 July 2017 [Alaa Muhammed/Anadolu Agency]

The Syrian government is to blame for an attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of people last April, according to a joint report from the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the United States mission to the United Nations said on Thursday.

The report from the UN and OPCW’s Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) is due on Thursday.

Reuters has not seen the official report from the JIM.

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