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A Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok was likely used in the March 2018 attack of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal

Novichok, a rare and highly toxic Soviet-era nerve agent, was used to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, UK authorities say.
A child allegedly affected by a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, on April 7, 2018.

A gas attack reportedly killed men, women, and children in Syria – here’s why the deadly chemical feels like ‘a knife made of fire&#...

A suspected sarin gas attack reportedly killed about 100 people in Douma, Syria on Saturday. Here's how the nerve agent works and why it's so deadly.