Israel says has no proof poison gas used in Syria
Free Syrian Army fighters fire an anti-aircraft artillery weapon during an air strike in Binsh near Idlib December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout
A fighter from Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra walks between damaged houses in Aleppo December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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