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UN report on Syrian chemical use by Sep 16: France

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Sep 12, 2013 at 06:01pm IST

Paris: UN experts would "probably" publish their findings on an chemical attack in Syria Sep 16, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday.

The minister stressed there was no doubt that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the chemical attack in Damascus suburbs last month, Xinhua reported citing the minister's with with RTL radio.

"From the time when only the Syrian regime had stocks (of chemical arms), the carriers and interest to do so, we can conclude (who was behind the attack)," Fabius said.

UN report on Syrian chemical use by Sep 16: France

Fabius stressed there was no doubt that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the chemical attack in Damascus suburbs last month.

"Next week, we will have a true idea to know whatever the initial intentions, if (Syria's chemical arsenal) can be placed under control or not," he added.

On Aug 21, the Syrian opposition claimed that some 1,300 people were killed in a chemical weapons attack by government troops in the suburbs of Damascus.

The Syrian government strongly denies it.

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