Syria chemical attack: Sarin gas was used during the horrific chemical attack in Syria which killed 87 people, Turkey said today.
The Turkish health minister claims the deadly gas was found in the victims of the attack in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
Recep Akdag said that isopropyl methylphosphonic acid “has been identified in the blood and urine tests conducted on samples taken from the victims exposed to chemical warfare in Idlib”.
The acid is formed from the degraded byproduct of sarin reacting with other compounds.
Both Washington and Ankara blame the Syrian government for the poison gas attack which killed nearly 100 people including children, but Damascus has denied responsibility.
The United States launched missile strikes last week against a Syrian government air base in response.