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Syria's govt likely used chemical weapons, US says

Updated: 2013-04-27 07:22
By Agencies in Damascus and Nicosia ( China Daily)

Syria's govt likely used chemical weapons, US says

The White House said on Thursday that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a "small scale", during the conflict that has been raging in the country for two years. However, it emphasized that United States-based spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was on a visit to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, issued a statement on the latest development saying that the conclusion was made in the past 24 hours after an assessment that took some time.

"We cannot confirm the origin of these weapons, but we do believe that any use of chemical weapons in Syria would very likely have originated with the government," the secretary said.

Syria's govt likely used chemical weapons, US says

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