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Syria Denies Chlorine Gas Use

A top Syrian official has denied allegations his government has used chlorine gas in the country's civil war, even as accusations continue. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad blamed reports of Syrian government use of chlorine gas on Islamic State militants and their regional supporters, and countered that IS forces have been using chlorine as a chemical weapon in Syria and Iraq. Mekdad spoke Monday at an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conference. The...

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