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By Prospect Team  

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated calls for inspectors to be allowed into Syria to investigate details of a lethal gas strike, which is thought to have killed hundreds of people in Damascus on Wednesday. “I can think of no good reason why any party – either government or opposition forces – would decline this opportunity to get to the truth of the matter,” the chief diplomat said.…

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