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  12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

Assad Regime Says Rebels Control Chemical Factory

The regime of President Bashar al-Assad says Syrian rebels have gained control of a toxic chlorine factory east of Aleppo.

The statement, quoted Sunday by Radio Free Europe's Radio Liberty, came less than a week after the Syrian foreign ministry claimed that Assad's troops would never use chemical weapons against his own people.