U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

April 21, 2014 9:44 PM

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U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

"We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in the town of Kfar Zeita, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to a rebel-held area.

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