The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on April 19 that autopsies of the victims of the Khan Sheikhun attack showed the presence of sarin or a sarin-like substance.
“The results of these analyses from four OPCW designated laboratories indicate exposure to Sarin or a Sarin like substance. While further details of the laboratory analyses will follow, the analytical results already obtained are incontrovertible,” OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü said.
Biomedical samples collected from three victims’ autopsies and seven living individuals showed they were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance.
#OPCW DG shares incontrovertible laboratory results concluding exposure to #sarin in Khan Sheikhun, #Syria https://t.co/SnRBc9rleF pic.twitter.com/aQLgdxzB8h
— OPCW (@OPCW) April 19, 2017
The fact-finding mission will submit its first report to the States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention within two weeks, and a report will be made available to the OPCW-UN joint mission.
On April 13, the British delegation to the OPCW said samples tested by UK scientists had tested positive for sarin or a sarin-like substance.