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Agency Pursues Report of Syria Chlorine Bombs

Newspaper article International New York Times

Agency Pursues Report of Syria Chlorine Bombs

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The United States and France have said they take seriously allegations that Syrian government forces dropped bombs filled with chlorine in an attack earlier this month on the village of Kafr Zita.

The group that monitors compliance with the treaty banning chemical weapons said on Tuesday that it was sending a mission to Syria to "establish the facts" surrounding allegations that antagonists in the civil war used chlorine gas bombs.

Ahmet Uzumcu, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, announced the mission at a meeting of its executive council, according to a statement from its headquarters in The Hague.

It was unclear from the statement precisely when the investigation would start, but the statement said Syria had "agreed to accept this mission" and would provide security in areas under government control.

United Nations Security Council members called for an investigation into the attacks last week after a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, the head of the joint effort by the United Nations and the chemical weapons monitor to oversee the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons program. …

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