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No conclusive proof chemical weapons used in Syria: UN

A rebel fighter takes part in training session  near Jabal Turkmen in Syria's Latakia province on April 24, 2013
A rebel fighter takes part in training session near Jabal Turkmen in Syria's northern Latakia province on April 24, 2013. A UN team of investigators into rights abuses in Syria stressed Monday there was no conclusive proof of either side in the conflict u

A UN team of investigators into rights abuses in Syria stressed Monday there was no conclusive proof of either side in the conflict using chemical weapons, despite a team member's claims to the contrary.

"The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic wishes to clarify that it has not reached conclusive findings as to the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any parties to the conflict," the commission said in a statement.

Late Sunday, Carla del Ponte, a former war crimes prosecutor and a member of the commission, told Swiss public broadcaster RSI that "according to the testimonies we have gathered, the rebels have used chemical weapons, making use of sarin gas."

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