A soil sample smuggled out of the Syria in a secret British operation has for the first time revealed forensic evidence of chemical weapons used the country, it has been reported.
Unnamed defence sources told The Times (£) of conclusive proof that “some kind of chemical weapon” had been fired in Syria.
It is understood this had been established by scientists working for the the Ministry of Defence’s chemical and biological research establishment at Porton Down in Wiltshire.
More top news
The £70 million F-35B jet arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, two years after engine trouble postponed its first scheduled visit.
Joseph Thoresen beheaded a man his girlfriend said had sexually assaulted her with a machete and threw his head into the woods, reports say.
The dad of Luke Jenkins, who died at Bristol Royal Hospital's children's cardiac unit labelled an NHS England review a 'tick-box exercise'.