U.N. says Syria report will show chemical weapons use

Sep 13, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he believes there will be "an overwhelming report" from U.N. inspectors that chemical weapons were used in an attack in Syria on Aug. 21.

The U.N. chief also said that President Bashar Assad's regime "has committed many crimes against humanity."

Ban made the comments Friday shortly before the chief chemical weapons inspector, Ake Sellstrom, said the report was finished.

The secretary-general thought his speech and response to questions from a women's group were not being broadcast, but they were shown on U.N. television.

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