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.

May 17, 2004: Baghdad IED contains sarin
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May 17, 2004 - A coalition convoy in Baghdad finds sarin gas in an artillery round that had been rigged as an improvised explosive device. The IED detonates as officials attempt to defuse it. Two members of the explosive ordinance team suffer minor exposure.

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