Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013
Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. The Syrian regime has never used chemical weapons, the country's information minister said Saturday, rejecting opposition accusations that it had. © - AFP
Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013
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Last updated: August 25, 2013

Syrian regime has "never used chemical weapons", says minister

The Syrian regime has never used chemical weapons, the country's information minister said Saturday, rejecting opposition accusations that it had.

"We have never used chemical weapons in Syria, in any form whatsoever, be it liquid or gas," Omran al-Zohbi told a Beirut-based Arab television channel in an interview, extracts of which were broadcast on Syrian state television.

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