France: Syria launched 14 toxic attacks since Oct

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WASHINGTON (AP) — France's top diplomat is accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons to attack its people at least 14 times since last October 25.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that the last attack was believed to be as recently as a few weeks ago.

Fabius said French officials have credible witnesses to back up the claims.

It's widely suspected that a chlorine gas attack sickened dozens of people last month in areas controlled by rebel forces that are seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. But Western officials so far have been unable to offer any concrete proof of the attack, or that Assad's troops launched it.

Fabius said part of the problem is that chlorine gas evaporates too quickly to collect solid proof.

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