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Uh-oh: Syrian rebels say gov't is using 'chemical attacks

A Syrian man mourns the deaths of six of his siblings who were killed in a bomb attack during fighting between rebel fighters and Syrian government forces in the northern city of Raqqa, the only provincial capital in rebel hands, on August 10, 2013. Syrian regime air strikes killed more than 30 people Saturday in the Latakia province, bastion of the ruling Assad clan, and the northern city of Raqqa, a monitory group said. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Via the BBC:

Chemical weapons attacks have killed dozens on the outskirts of Damascus, Syrian opposition activists claim.

Rockets with toxic agents were launched at the suburbs of the Ghouta region in the early hours of Wednesday morning, they say.

Footage uploaded to YouTube by activists shows many people being treated in makeshift hospitals.

A team of UN inspectors arrived in Syria on Sunday to probe earlier allegations of chemical weapons use.

It is not clear whether the inspectors will look into the latest allegations. They are due to investigate three locations, including the northern town of Khan al-Assal, where some 26 people were killed in March.

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