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France worried chlorine bombs were used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he's concerned about signs that chlorine gas may have been used multiple times against Syrian civilians in recent weeks.

 

Macron's office said in a statement that he expressed his concerns in a phone call Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The statement didn't indicate who Macron thinks is responsible, but Macron said France is determined to hold anyone who uses chemical weapons accountable.

 

A UN-mandated investigation team is probing reports that bombs allegedly containing weaponized chlorine were used on two recent occasions in Syria.

 

Macron asked Putin to "do everything" so that Syria's government stops "intolerable degradation of the humanitarian situation" in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib province.

 


First published: 02.09.18, 15:50