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French Report Concludes Syrian Government Used Sarin

White House map showing Syrian chemical attacks

On Monday the French government released a declassified report summarizing the evidence that it has gathered about three separate chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations in Syria. The report concluded that the two earlier attacks were basically practice runs as the Syrian regime’s adjusted its tactics and objectives away from battlefield objectives and towards raining [...]

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The Chemistry of Sarin Poison Gas–Periodic Table of Videos

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The YouTube staple series for explaining chemistry to the masses, The Periodic Table of Videos, takes time today to explain to us exactly how Sarin and other nerve gases work to disrupt bodily functions, using handmade chemical models in the hands of a researcher who works to understand neurotransmitters, Rob Stockman. Professor Martyn Poliakoff also [...]

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A Guide to Suspected Chemical Weapons Used in Syria [Slide Show]

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just published an informative photo slideshow by terrorism expert Charles Blair about chemical weapons possibly used in Syria. Page through it to learn about the history and effects of Sarin, chlorine, CN, CS, BZ and white phosphorous—and the evidence so far as to whether they have been used in [...]

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