UN moves forward with plans for Syria chemical weapons probe

Syrians walk through the rubble following an alleged bombing by the Islamic State group in Marea, on April 8, 2015UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Thursday that he is planning to set up a three-person team to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The move came amid new reports of a mustard gas attack in Syria that local activists said could have been carried out by Islamic State jihadists. The investigative panel will seek to identify who is behind the attacks, in line with a UN resolution adopted this month to establish responsibility for the use of the banned toxic agents.

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