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PM: Drive Syria extremists out

David Cameron said he wants to see al Qaeda-linked extremists "driven out" of Syria. His comments came as Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi told a gathering in Cairo that his country has cut all diplomatic ties with Syria.

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US officials 'believe Assad used chemical weapons'

Syria has used chemical weapons against opposition forces, officials from the United States and Europe have concluded, according to a report in the New York Times.

The report cited an internal government memorandum saying that officials believe Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons "on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year".

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