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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.

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Russia says Syria attack claims may be 'pre-planned'

Russia's foreign ministry has called for a "fair and professional" investigation into claims troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have carried out a chemical attack near Damascus.

The ministry said there is evidence suggesting the reported attack could be a "pre-planned provocation" by the opposition timed for the presence of UN inspectors in the country.

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