French President Hollande: France has "information" on Syrian chemical weapons use
"We have a few elements of information but I do not have the proof," Hollande said during a radio interview on Europe 1 following reports that Assad was using chemical weapons, AFP reports. "What I do know is what we have seen from this regime is the horrific methods it is capable of using and the rejection of any political transition."
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius added in a separate interview that there were as-yet unverified indications of recent chemical attacks.
The alleged attacks were "much less significant than those in Damascus a few months ago but very deadly", Fabius said, with the attacks allegedly taking place near the Lebanese border in the northwest, according to AFP
Conflicting reports of a chemical attack in the Hama province's town of Kafr Zita arose in early April, with opposition forces and the Syrian government accusing the other of responsibility.
Activists in the region said that the government used chlorine gas and alleged more than 100 cases of suffocation, while state television laid the blame on the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, which has been a key force in the armed revolt in Syria.