UN: ‘Convincing evidence’ of Syria chemical attack


UN: ‘Convincing evidence’ of Syria chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. inspectors said today there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people. The findings represent the first official confirmation by scientific experts that chemical weapons were used in Syria’s civil war, but the report left the key question of who launched the attack unanswered. The rebels and their U.S. and Western supporters have said the regime of President Bashar Assad was behind the Aug. 21 attack, while the Syrian government and its closest ally, Russia, blame the rebels

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