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Israel backs Syrian opposition accusations of poison attack
April 7, 2014 / 2:30 PM / 4 years ago

Israel backs Syrian opposition accusations of poison attack

JERUSALEM, April 7 (Reuters) - Israel Radio said on Monday that Israel has evidence backing Syrian opposition accusations that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in Damascus last month.

The report quoted an unidentified senior Israeli defence official as saying there were two attacks on March 27, using a non-lethal “neutralising chemical weapon”, east of Damascus and at another location.

Israeli government officials, asked by Reuters about the report that coincided with a meeting between Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon and Israeli media, had no immediate comment.

Reporting by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer

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