Syria warned over chemical arms

William Hague has said he had seen "some evidence" that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels. Declining to give details of the intelligence, he again warned that Bashar Assad's regime would face action if they were deployed.

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Reports: 'Rebels groups seize army command centre in Syria'

Rebel groups including a hardline Islamist unit have seized a government army command centre in northern Syria, forcing more than 100 soldiers to flee, according to a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Jabhat al-Nusra, a group suspected of having links with al Qaeda, helped rebels take over the site - part of the 111th regiment base in the Sheikh Suleiman region of Aleppo province.

Some fighters on the rebel and army side were killed, while around 140 soldiers fled to another military site in the area, the Observatory added.

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