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Walid Muallem

Syria ‘did not and will not’ use chemical weapons: minister

DAMASCUS: Syria's armed forces "did not and will not" use chemical weapons, even against militant groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.  "I stress to you once again: the Syrian army has not, did not and will not use this kind of weapons -- not just against our own people, but even against the terrorists that attack our civilians with their mortar rounds," he said. Muallem spoke at a press conference in Damascus two days after a suspected chemical attack left at least 86 people dead in the rebel-held…