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Syrian activists allege government may already be using chemical weapons

Last modified: 26 Jul 2012 22:31

Syrian activists have posted a video online that they claim could potentially be evidence that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons in its crackdown on dissent in residential areas.

The video shows a yellowish/orange smoke emanating during the shelling of the neighbourhood of Jourat al Haya in the city of Homs.

It came amid reports that chemical weapons have been used against opposition strongholds in other parts of the country, including Deir ez-Zour.

The government has denied suspicions that it would use "unconventional weapons" in the country.