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Syria opposition says 1,300 dead in chemical attacks by army

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Syria's main opposition group accused the government of "massacring" more than 1,300 people in chemical weapons attacks near Damascus, as the UN Security Council called for "clarity" and expressed "strong concern" over the allegations. 

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows Syrian volunteers helping victims in a field hospital in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on August 21, 2013. Syria's main opposition group accused the government of "massacring" more than 1,300 people in chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Wednesday.

The accusation was strongly denied by Damascus. It came as a team of UN inspectors was in Syria to probe previous allegations of chemical weapons strikes levelled against both sides during the 29-month conflict.

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