UN confirms sarin gas was used in Syrian regime attack on Idlib

A Syrian child receives treatment after a suspected poison gas attack © AFP

Sarin gas was released during an attack in Syria earlier this month, the chief UN investigator has said, Euronews reported.

But Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital, according to Euronews.

The Syrian government denies US accusations of a chemical attack in Idlib Province which killed dozens of people, it added.

The UN investigator told the press that more and more civilians were falling victim to military actions, as all sides of the Syrian conflict are vying for military advantages, Euronews indicated.

While the terrorist group was losing grounds to the east of Aleppo, other armed groups are striving to grab more grounds only to expose local civilians to more life-threatening perils, it also added.

Meanwhile the evacuation of civilians and fighters from four besieged towns in Syria has been completed, according to Euronews.

Thousands of civilians and pro-government fighters arrived in army-held Aleppo, a war monitor said.

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