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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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US: 'No evidence' of chemical weapon use in Syria

The US ambassador to Syria said there was no evidence of chemical weapons use in the conflict and added that the administration are examining the reports, according to the Associated Press.

So far, we have no evidence which substantiates the reports that chemical weapons were used yesterday. But I want to underline that we are looking very carefully at these reports.

– Robert Ford, the US ambassador to Syria

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