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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

Syria Denies Using Chlorine Gas Against Civilians

Syria emphatically denied on Wednesday that it had carried out chlorine gas attacks against civilians, a month after activists said that over 100 people were killed in a chlorine gas attack in the town of Talmenes in Idlib Province.

The United Nations Security Council has called for an investigation into the alleged chlorine attack, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arms stockpile has sent a mission to Syria to investigate the allegations.