France to Provide Proof of Chemical Weapons Use by Syrian Regime

Findings by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons support the allegations, as do earlier tests by Turkish and British laboratories.

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A man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. April 4, 2017.
A man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. April 4, 2017. Credit: Uncredited/AP

French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian 's forces used in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. 

"There is an investigation underway (by) the French intelligence services and military intelligence ... it's a question of days and we," Ayrault told LCP television. 

"We have elements that used chemical weapons," he said.

Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in 's Idlib province on April 4, killing nearly 90 people. 

Findings by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons support the allegations, as do .

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

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