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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Syria Chemical Weapons Report: UN Says More Evidence Needed To Determine Which Agents Used In Attacks

Syria Chemical Weapons Report: UN Says More Evidence Needed To Determine Which Agents Used In 




Syria Chemical Weapons Report: UN Says More Evidence Needed To Determine Which Agents Used In Attacks
BEIRUT -- A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as weapons in at least four attacks in Syria's civil war, but said more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical agents used or who used them.
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry said conclusive findings can be reached only after testing samples taken directly from victims or the site of the alleged attacks. It called on Damascus to allow a team of experts into the country.
The commission's report to the Human Rights Council on violations in Syria's conflict accused both sides of committing war crimes. In an apparent message to European countries considering arming Syrian rebels, the report warned that the transfer of arms would heighten the risk of violations, leading to more civilian deaths and injuries.C
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