Syria is said to possess over 1,000 tons of CWs in the form of mustard gas, a blistering agent
, and the nerve agents sarin and VX.
Mustard gas, a blistering agent
, incapacitates its victims by irritating the skin.
On May 27, a Stewards' Inquiry concluded that Bouresly breached Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) Rule 100 (v) stating that his actions to treat two horses under his care with a vesicant, or blistering agent
, to large areas of their upper-body regions, was considered to be mistreatment.
Bouresly, whose Star Crowned broke the 5f dirt track record at Nad Al Sheba this year, was found guilty of "applying a vesicant blistering agent
to large areas of the upper body of two horses in his care".
The main chemicals found were mustard gas and an arsenic-based blistering agent
Initial tests on the 36 shells were thought to show they contained a blistering agent
similar to First World War mustard gas.
Preliminary tests showed it to be a mixture of three chemicals, including a nerve agent and blistering agent