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Syria's military command denied opposition reports that the army had used chemical weapons near Damascus.

Last modified: 21 Aug 2013 14:53

Syria's military command denied opposition reports that the army had used chemical weapons on Wednesday against districts east of Damascus, saying they were a sign of "hysteria and floundering" by President Bashar al-Assad's opponents.

The denial was issued by an officer speaking on state television. Information Minister Omran Zoabi said the allegations were "illogical and fabricated".