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Evidence of nerve gas, Assad link cited

BEIRUT — An international human rights group said Tuesday that evidence ‘‘strongly suggests’’ Syrian government forces fired rockets with warheads containing a nerve agent — most likely sarin — into a Damascus suburb last month, killing hundreds of people.

The report by Human Rights Watch was released as the international community weighs how to respond to the attack on Ghouta, which the United States, France, and others also have blamed on President Bashar Assad’s forces. The regime blames the rebels.

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