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Syria 'chemical weapon' claims

Syria's Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said the country's armed forces would never use internationally banned weapons, after the government and rebels traded blame for what both sides said was a chemical weapon attack near Aleppo.

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Foreign Office issues chemical weapon warning

The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that a chemical weapon was fired in Syria and warned that such a move would be "universally condemned".

We’re aware of today’s press reports alleging that a chemical weapon was fired in the north of Syria and are looking into them.

The use of chemical weapons would be abhorrent and universally condemned.

The UK is clear that the use or proliferation of chemical weapons would demand a serious response from the international community and force us to revisit our approach so far.

– FCO spokesperson

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