News Headline Summary

Syrian government forces shell Qabun neighborhood of Damascus with gas, according to Al-Arabiya

Reaction details (20:44)

- Little market reaction to this headline has been seen, although USD/JPY lost ten pips in an immediate reaction in a move from 99.12 to 99.02.

Analysis details (20:50)

- Several desks have questioned the reliability of this headline despite it being run on major newswires; however, as yet there has not been an official correction. The only information available is that Syrian government forces have shelled the Qaban neighbourhood of Damascus, with Al-Arabiya citing unidentified activists.
- Contacts suggest this headline was translated directly from Arabic from an Al-Arabiya' TV broadcast.

06 Sep 2013 - 20:07 - Energy Geopolitical - Source: Al Arabiya

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