As UN observers in Syria investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the country's two-year civil war, a video has appeared on the internet. It claims to show the victims of a government gas attack.
The Syrian government has said Israel targeted a military facility in Masyaf, killing at least two people. The target is believed to have been a Syrian government agency branch responsible for producing chemical weapons.
The so-called "Islamic State" has been repeatedly accused of committing atrocities in Iraq. The UN is now ready to make sure evidence of potential war crimes will be preserved.
Syrian forces used chemical weapons at least 27 times over the course of the civil war, UN investigators have found. The UN report also decries the US for failing to protect civilians in its attacks on Islamist forces.
Anxieties that some Syrian refugees in Germany have ties to radical organizations have surfaced in recent years. A German court sentenced one asylum-seeker for crimes committed in Syria.
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