What to Know About Sarin, the Deadly Nerve Gas Likely Used in Syria

Mounting evidence is pointing towards the nerve gas sarin as the chemical behind the attack that killed more than 80 people, including at least 27 children, in Syria’s Idlib province earlier this week.

Early assessments by U.S. intelligence officials, Doctors Without Borders and the U.N. health agency suggested that chlorine gas and traces of sarin were used in the bombing, which Pr…

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