U.N. report finds Syria government to blame for April sarin attack



UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government is to blame for an attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of people last April, according to a joint report from the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the United States mission to the United Nations said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah/File Photo

The report from the U.N. and OPCW’s Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) is due on Thursday.

Reuters has not seen the official report from the JIM.

Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Leslie Adler

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