EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attack

EU puts sanctions on Syrian scientists, military officials over gas attackBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on Monday for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians. Western intelligence agencies accuse the government of Bashar al-Assad of carrying out the attack, arguing that rebels in the area would not have had the capabilities. The international chemical weapons watchdog said in June the nerve agent sarin was used.


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