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US Agencies are Reviewing Chemical Weapons Allegations Against Syria

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Chemical weapons collected after Libya's National Transitional Council declared full liberation of the country. Similar weapons are believed to be inside Syria. Photo: Giovanni Diffidenti.

WSJ – WASHINGTON—American intelligence agencies are reviewing what some officials see as the first credible indications that Syrian forces used small amounts of chemical weapons in recent fighting, senior U.S. and European officials said.

Four senior U.S. officials cited “increasing suspicions” within U.S. intelligence circles that Syrian forces have used chemical agents, based on witness accounts and preliminary testing of samples that were recently taken from Syria and initially analyzed by British experts.

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