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Syrian gov''t warns of armed groups'' possession of WMD

DAMASCUS, Nov 7 (KUNA) -- The Syrian government warned Thursday against dangerous impacts if armed groups' possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or chemical weapons, which would "pose a threat to Syria and the region." The Syrian government's warning came in a letter sent to committees in the UN Security Council specialized in the fight against terrorism, quoted by official news agency (SANA).
The letter noted a group affiliated to Al-Qaeda, arrested in Turkey and consisting of Syrian and Turkish people, accused of attempting to acquire materials used to manufacture the Sarin gas.
The government urged the UNSC committees to verify the materials used in an attack used in different parts of the country.
It also asked the committees to force the Turkish government to include neighboring countries in the investigations with members of Al-Qaeda-affiliated group. (end) tk.bs KUNA 072132 Nov 13NNNN