PM: al-Qaeda tried to get chemical weapons for Syria

The Prime Minister says elements within al-Qaeda have tried to obtain chemical weapons for use in Syria.

David Cameron says the Syrian regime probably approved use of chemical weapons on 19th March and 13th April.

He says he chose his words carefully on intelligence about al-Qaeda and chemical weapons, given what had happened in the past.

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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.