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THE HAGUE, December 14. /TASS/. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is concerned by the latest media reports of alleged chemical weapons use northwest of the Syrian city of Palmyra, the organization’s director general said late Tuesday.
According to the organization, an unnamed toxic substance was used in the area of Uqayribat, in the Hama Governate in Syria, on a territory understood to be controlled by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), outlawed in Russia.
"States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention deem the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances as reprehensible and wholly contrary to the legal norms established by the international community," Ahmet Uzumcu said in a statement.
"The OPCW through its ongoing Fact-Finding Mission continues to examine any credible reports it receives including pertinent information that might be shared by States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention," the statement reads.