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Official: ‘Something went down’ in Syria, but it was short of chemical weapons
Posted By admin On March 22, 2013 @ 6:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Barbara Starr, Chelsea J. Carter and Amir Ahmed
March 22, 2013
The United Nations will investigate claims by the government and rebels that either side used chemical weapons against each other in the Syrian conflict.
The United Kingdom and France have also put in requests with the U.N. to investigate the alleged use of such weapons in three cases.
U.S. President Barack Obama and other American officials have said in recent days there was no intelligence to substantiate reports that rebels used chemical weapons against government troops.
Now analysts are also “leaning hard away” from the notion that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people, a U.S. military official directly familiar with the preliminary analysis told CNN.
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 CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/21/world/meast/syria-civil-war/?hpt=hp_t1
 U.S. officials: Securing Syria’s chemical weapons could take thousands of troops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-officials-securing-syrias-chemical-weapons-could-take-thousands-of-troops.html
 US Chemical Weapons Report in Syria ‘Fabricated’ – Russian MP: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-chemical-weapons-report-in-syria-%e2%80%98fabricated%e2%80%99-%e2%80%93-russian-mp.html
 ‘Syria moves chemical weapons, won’t use them on Israel’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-moves-chemical-weapons-wont-use-them-on-israel.html
 Wash Post: Syria Chemical Weapons Claim “Unverifiable”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wash-post-syria-chemical-weapons-claim-unverifiable.html
 Syria accuses Turkey of supplying rebels with chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-accuses-turkey-of-supplying-rebels-with-chemical-weapons.html
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