U.N. Sends Top Official to Syria

    In this citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a "poisonous gas" attack that killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City)


    After reports from Syria suggest chemical weapons may have killed dozens outside Damascus on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon deployed his top disarmament representative to try investigating the site. Angela Kane will fly to Syria, which has received a formal request for access to the suburb where more than a thousand died in what appears to be a the largest attack so far in the Syrian conflict. The U.N. team currently inside Syria is only authorized to investigate three of the 13 sites deemed suspicious before Wednesday's attack. Meanwhile, France has urged that force be used if the use of chemical weapons is confirmed.

    In attempt to visit site of alleged chemical weapons use.

    Unconfirmed amateur video shows the aftermath of an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

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