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(Worthy News) - Israel on Tuesday accused Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians since the start of a cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia aimed at ending the bloody conflict.
"The Syrians used military grade chemical weapons and lately have been using materials, chlorine, against civilians, including in these very days, after the supposed cease-fire, dropping barrels of chlorine on civilians," Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said in Tel Aviv, without providing further details.
A fact-finding mission by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a global chemical weapons watchdog, concluded in 2014 that the use of chlorine gas has been "systematic" in the war, even after the Syrian government handed over a stockpile of chemical arms, Reuters reports. [ Source ]