US 'unable to conclusively determine' chemical attack

The US State Department said that at this time "we are unable to conclusively determine chemical weapons use" in Syria following reports of an attack.

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Spokesperson Psaki: We have been unable to conclusively determine chemical weapons use, are working urgently to gather information. #Syria

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that if the reports of an attack were true, "It would be an outrageous and flagrant escalation" of the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad's government.

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'Neurotoxic' attack in Syria

Medecins Sans Frontieres says doctors have treated about 3,600 patients in Syria with 'neurotoxic symptoms' and that 355 of them died. It suggests there are strong indications that chemical weapons have been used.