Free Syrian Army fighters sit around a fire in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Al-Erbeeni
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Chemical weapons used in two incidents in Syria last year appear to come from the stockpiles of the Syrian military, United Nations human rights investigators said on Wednesday in a report that went beyond previous findings.Pinheiro said his team was investigating up to 20 incidents where chemical weapons were used.Chief United Nations investigator Ake Sellstrom, who led a team of inspectors to Syria, reported in December that chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks they had examined, but did not assign blame. President Bashar al-Assad agreed to destroy his chemical weapons following global outrage over the sarin gas attack at Ghouta in August, the world's deadlist chemical attack in 25 years.
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