sarin gas, which was released in the Tokyo subway system in 1995, killing 12 and injuring thousands, is the most famous example.
From Assad's perspective, bombing Ghouta with sarin gas has been one of his smartest moves.
Kaszeta insisted that the chemical compound hexamine in the sarin residue was a tell-tale sign of Syrian government involvement.
type of odorless nerve gas, 1945, from German, but the name is of unknown origin. Other phosphorous compounds known in Germany by the end of World War II were called Tabun, soman, Diglykol.