Report: Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Bruno Gallardo/EPA, via Landov

A Syrian man walks amid debris of a destroyed building at the Jabal Badero neighbourhood, Aleppo, Syria, on February 20, 2013

As both rebel and government forces alleged that the other side used chemical weapons in a deadly attack that killed 25 near Aleppo on Tuesday, U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers said there is a “high probability” that Syria has deployed chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war. “I would come to the conclusion that they are either positioned for use, and ready to do that, or in fact have been used,” Rogers said. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, also indicated to CNN that Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons could cross what the president has described as a “red line” that could push the United States to involve itself militarily in the conflict.