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April 23, 2014

UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

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UNITED NATIONS —

According to diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the council meeting was closed, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the United States is trying to verify reports of a helicopter dropping chlorine.

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said Britain is "deeply disturbed by the increasing reports of new use of chemical weapons by the regime."Australia's U.N. Ambassador Gary Quinlan said if the use of chlorine gas is determined to be "part of the military strategy" then additional work will be needed to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.

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Associated Press Writer Cara Anna contributed to this report from the United Nations.

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