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    UN launches probe into alleged chemical weapons attack

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    At least 42 people have been killed in an explosion at a Mosque in Damascus and 84 wounded the Syrian health ministry has said. The dead includes senior pro-government Muslim cleric Mohammed al-Buti. He once described the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad as, "scum".

    The blast happened on the day the UN agreed to launch a probe into alleged chemical weapons attacks.