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France raises concern of new chemical attacks by Syria's Assad

French leaders have said there are "indications" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still using chemical weapons against his own people despite vowing to dispose of his government's stockpile in an agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia last year. French President Francois Hollande told Europe 1 Radio Sunday that his government had "a few elements of information" that Syrian government forces were behind chlorine gas attacks on at least three towns earlier this month, but also noted "I do not have the proof."French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the radio station that he had received "indications, which have yet to be verified, that there have been recent chemical attacks." Fabius noted that the alleged attacks were "less significant" than those that took place outside Damascus in August 2013, but were still "very deadly." The recent attacks are alleged to have taken place in the northwest of the country, near Syria's border with Lebanon. Groups opposed to the Assad gove...

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