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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Global watchdog voices 'concern' over chemical arms use in Syria

The Hague-based chemical weapons watchdog on Monday voiced "grave concern" at the continued use of toxic arms in Syria, calling for those behind such attacks to be held accountable.

A special meeting of the UN-backed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the findings of three reports after investigations in Syria.

The body expressed "grave concern regarding the findings... that chemical weapons have once again been used in the Syrian Arab Republic," the OPCW said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

The use of such weapons by anyone "is unacceptable and would violate international law. Those individuals responsible for the use of chemical weapons should be held accountable," it added. (READ MORE)