France says, Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun

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France says it has evidence showing the Syrian air force “undoubtedly” dropped bombs containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town last month.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters that samples taken from the scene bore the “signature” of Sarin produced by Syria’s government.

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At least 87 people were killed in the incident in Khan Sheikhoun, according to an opposition-run health authority.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed it as a “fabrication”.

He insists the government has never used chemical weapons and that it turned over all of its stocks in 2013, after it was blamed by Western powers for a Sarin attack on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus that left hundreds dead.

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