November 26, 2018 / 2:57 PM / 19 days ago

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo that reportedly wounded 100 people on Saturday, a source said on Monday.

The agency will first consider whether the allegations are credible, weigh security issues and then deploy a fact-finding team to the site if possible, a source said.

A health official in Aleppo said victims suffered breathing difficulties, eye inflammation and other symptoms suggesting the use of chlorine gas.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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