UN inspectors find undeclared sarin-linked chemicals at Syrian military site

UN inspectors have found traces of chemicals used to make sarin and the nerve agent VX not previously declared by Syria’s Assad regime at a military research site.

Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found the traces at a military research site in December and January, according to an EU statement posted on the group’s website.

In August 2013, the United States threatened military intervention against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad after sarin gas attacks killed more than a thousand people in the rebel-controlled Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Video footage showed rooms filled with pale bodies, convulsing or lying dead.