Timeline: A history of sarin

Published On: Aug 31 2013 04:49:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 16 2013 10:24:47 AM CDT

A United Nations report due out Monday is expected to say say the perpetrators of last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria had up to 350 liters of sarin gas Look back at the history of sarin, a man-made nerve agent.

Children affected by nerve gas in Syria
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Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Sarin is a man-made chemical weapon that acts as a nerve agent. Sarin is a liquid that is clear, odorless and tasteless and can be evaporated into a gas and released into the air.

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