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UN: Sarin used in Syria attack

The United Nations Secretary General has said there is "overwhelming and indisputable" evidence that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used in an attack on a rebel-held district in the capital Damascus.

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UN: Syria gas attack 'most significant' since Saddam

In reporting to the Security Council, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon said the attack in Syria was the "most significant" use of chemical weapons since 1988.

He said: "This is the most significant, confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them in 1988."

"After two and a half years of tragedy, now is the moment for Security Council to uphold its political and moral responsibilities."

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