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Red Line? Israel: Syria Used Chemical Weapons Aleppo Media Center/AP

Israel: Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Israel has said it before, but this time, it’s serious. Syria has used chemical weapons several times over the past month, Israel says, and the international community better pay attention—the U.S. in particular. “The regime has increasingly used chemical weapons,” said the Israeli Defense Force’s research commander, citing photographs of people "foaming at the mouth" and other evidence. The Obama administration had previously declared Syria’s use of chemical weapons a “red line” that, if crossed, would prompt real action.

April 23, 2013 10:08 AM