Syria

UN Now Backing Away From Claim That There is Evidence Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons

Now saying there is no conclusive evidence either side has used sarin gas

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DAMASCUS, Syria, May 6 (UPI) — The U.N. panel looking into claims of human rights abuses in Syria backed off reports Monday it has evidence rebels used the nerve agent sarin gas.

The clarification came after panel member Carla Del Ponte told Swiss-Italian television Sunday U.N. experts have "strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof, of the use of sarin gas" by rebel groups, The Hill reported.

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