NATO said it does not plan to intervene in Syria. The ICRC warned that the proposed Western military intervention will “likely trigger more displacement and add to humanitarian needs” in a situation that is already desperate. The UN said inspectors will leave on Aug. 31 but will not have immediate results, and will return later to investigate other alleged chemical attacks in Syria. Some rebel activists are claiming that the Aug. 21 attack was conducted by forces under the command of President Assad’s brother. The Foreign Ministry said today’s accusations by the US Secretary of State were “lies and baseless.”
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