1. Game-Changer?

    Report: Syria Used Chemical Weapons

    Image #: 21297669    epa03592737 A Syrian man walks amid debris of a destroyed building at the Jabal Badero neighbourhood, Aleppo, Syria, 20 February 2013.  The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on 19 February that troops shelled the area of Jabal Badero, in the northern province of Aleppo at dawn with high-power long-range ballistic missiles. Six children were among those killed. Activists in Aleppo said the neighbourhood was hit by five Scud missiles. The new attack came after National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar said his country was prepared to talk with armed opposition groups. It is the first time the government offers to hold direct negotiations with rebels, whom it has long dismissed as "terrorists."  EPA/BRUNO GALLARDO /LANDOV

    Bruno Gallardo/EPA, via Landov

    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. 

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