(YNetNews) Rebel forces in Syria claim that the Syrian army, loyal to President Bashar Assad, has used phosphorus bombs against them, even though such weapons are illegal according to international law. Rebel forces have uploaded videos showing bombs being fired as well as the damage caused by the alleged phosphorus shells, though no injuries or casualties were reported. The claims join earlier reports by rebels of a fatality caused by an unknown chemical.

Meanwhile, a neutral Syrian news agency reported Thursday that Assad’s security detail has been reinforced in light of rising fears that an attempt will be made on his life. The UN’s special envoy visited Syria and called for a political solution – the creation of a transitional government until an election could be held.

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