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Chemical Weapons in Syria Fit Pattern of Escalationi
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May 01, 2013 11:29 PM
President Barack Obama says the United States has evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria, but more proof is needed before he would order an American response. Analysts say if the Syrian government used such weapons, it would fit a pattern of gradual escalation of the attacks against rebel forces during the two-year long civil war. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.

Chemical Weapons in Syria Fit Pattern of Escalation

Published May 01, 2013

President Barack Obama says the United States has evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria, but more proof is needed before he would order an American response. Analysts say if the Syrian government used such weapons, it would fit a pattern of gradual escalation of the attacks against rebel forces during the two-year long civil war. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.


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