The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity", UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday, adding there was "no time to lose" in probing alleged attacks which the opposition says killed hundreds.
Image from the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a couple mourning ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21, 2013. The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday
Ban described reports of the incidents near Damascus on Wednesday as "very alarming and shocking" and urged the regime to allow a United Nations inspection team, already on the ground in Syria, to begin an investigation without delay.
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