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MOSCOW, August 21 (Itar-Tass) - An official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the ICRC was studying reports claiming sarin gas was allegedly used in Syria.
“We can’t deny or confirm these reports,” the official, who works in Damascus, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. “We’re trying to get information on what has happened,” he said, adding, “We have no powers to supervise the investigation of the chemical attack.”
At the same time, the Syrian opposition reported, that up to 500 people have died during a recent attack in suburbs of Damascus.
Damascus denied all allegations of chemical weapons use by the national military, suggesting that these claims were made in order to undermine the ICRC mission.
Previously, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle urged warring sides in Syria to allow U.N. inspectors to investigate the use of chemical weapons in the whole of the country, not just specific regions.