UN official: Strong suspicions Syrian rebels used sarin

Carla Del Ponte, the commissioner of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria,  spoke Monday to an Italian-Swiss TV station of “strong suspicions that Syrian rebel forces have used the deadly nerve agent sarin gas” in the country's civil war. The notion isn’t surprising, she said, given the infiltration of foreign fighters into the Syrian opposition. But rebel Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Almokdad said rebels don't even have unconventional weapons, nor do they want any. "In any case, we don't have the mechanism to launch these kinds of weapons, which would need missiles…” he said.

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