US 'examining allegations' of chlorine use in Syria

The US State Department has reported indications that a toxic industrial chemical, probably chlorine, was used in the Syrian town of Kfar Zeita this month.

"We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" US spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to the rebel-held area in the central province of Hama.

Psaki said the United States was still trying to determine the facts and that "there needs to be an investigation of what's happened here."

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US 'examining allegations' of chlorine use in Syria

The US State Department has reported indications that a toxic industrial chemical, probably chlorine, was used in the Syrian town of Kfar Zeita this month.