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Syria 'Did Not and Will Not' Use Chemical Weapons, Says Muallem

Syria's armed forces "did not and will not" use chemical weapons, even against jihadist groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday. 

"I stress to you once again: the Syrian army has not, did not and will not use this kind of weapons -- not just against our own people, but even against the terrorists that attack our civilians with their mortar rounds," he said. 

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Hollande Urges International Response to Syria 'War Crime'

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called for an international response to the suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians in Syria, calling it a "war crime."

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'All Evidence' Points to Assad, Says UK on Idlib Attack

All evidence points to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad being behind a suspected chemical weapons attack which left more than 70 dead in a rebel-held town, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday. 

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EU Urges 'Strong Push' for Syria Peace Talks as Donors Seek Billions

The EU and U.N. on Wednesday rallied donor countries and aid groups to support a devastated Syria at a conference overshadowed by a suspected chemical attack blamed by the West on Damascus.

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Russia Says Syria Strike Hit Rebel 'Toxic' Weapons Depot

Russia defended its ally Damascus on Wednesday in the face of an international outcry over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians, saying a Syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse."

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Russia Says 'No Strikes' near Suspected Chemical Attack Site in Syria

Russia's military on Tuesday said its planes did not carry out any strikes near the town of Khan Sheikhun in Syria, where air strikes hit a hospital as doctors treated victims of a suspected chemical attack.

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Erdogan to Putin: Syria 'Chemical' Attack Could Endanger Peace Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Tuesday condemned a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria as an "inhuman" strike that could endanger peace talks based in the Kazakh capital.

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Syria Chemical Weapons Attacks since 2011

Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, killing at least 58 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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From Ducks to Dushkas: Gun Repair Shops in Syria Today

For years, Abboud Jan's gun repair shop in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh catered exclusively to local hunters, but the country's devastating six-year war has changed all that.

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Army Regains Territory Lost in Central Syria

Syria's army and allied fighters have regained most of the territory they lost during an assault launched by rebels and jihadists earlier this month in the country's center, a monitor said Friday.

"The regime has recaptured 75 percent of the territory it lost in the north of Hama province," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor.

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