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  4/24/2014, Nissan 24, 5774

UN Calls for Investigation Into Syrian Chlorine Attack

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday called for an investigation into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries, according to The Associated Press (AP).

Nigeria's UN Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu, the current council president, said the allegations were raised during a closed-door council meeting following a briefing Wednesday by Sigrid Kaag, who heads the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons.