Sarin nerve used in ‘incident’ at Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun says OPCW

Syrians dig a grave to bury the bodies of victims of a a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhun, a nearby rebel-held town in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, on April 5, 2017. International outrage is mounting over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians in Khan Sheikhun on April 4, 2017. Warplanes had carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed dozens people including several children, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed in the town of Khan Sheikhun, in Idlib province, had died from the effects of the gas, adding that dozens more suffered respiratory problems and other symptoms. / AFP PHOTO / FADI AL-HALABI
Vastavam web:  Sarin nerve agent was used in an ‘incident’ at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world’s chemical watchdog said today.”Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW) relates to an incident that took place again in the northern part of Syria on the 30th of March this year,” the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told AFP in an exclusive interview.
Two days after Khan Sheikhun incident in which at least 83 people died, the United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase from which it said the attack was launched.But Uzumcu said sarin had been used in a village called Al-Lataminah, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Khan Sheikun on March 30.”What we know at the moment is not much. Fifty people were reportedly injured. There were no deaths reported,” he said.Syria’s government has denied involvement and claims it no longer possesses chemical weapons after a 2013 agreement under which it pledged to surrender its chemical arsenal.
The OPCW earlier this year presented a report confirming sarin gas was used in the attack at Khan Sheikhun, but did not assign blame.Damascus has refuted the claims saying “Syria has not and will not use toxic gases against its people because it does not have them.”