The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Turkey says it has "never used chemical weapons" after claims it used a toxic gas during an offensive in Afrin, Syria. Local doctors had been quoted as saying they treated people for exposure to chemical gases.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
The US-led coalition fighting the "Islamic State" has killed 100 people in an attack, unusually targeting fighters loyal to Bashar al-Assad. It said it was retaliating after the fighters attacked its Syrian allies.
The rebel-held town of Nashabiyah in Syria has received its first humanitarian aid convoy since November 2017. But the UN Syria envoy underlined that an uptick in fighting has made the situation "violent and worrying."
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