Syria war: Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack, OPCW says

"Incontrovertible" test results show sarin gas or a similar substance was used in the chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says, according to BBC.

Samples from 10 victims had been analysed at four laboratories, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said.

The attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun killed at least 87 people.

The Syrian military denied using any chemical agents.

Its ally Russia meanwhile said an air strike hit a rebel depot full of chemical munitions - but this suggestion has been widely rejected.

The US responded to the attack by launching air strikes on a Syrian military airfield.

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