Israel accuses Syria of using chemical weapons


New York Times: Israel’s senior military intelligence analyst says that Syria has repeatedly used chemical weapons in the last month.

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New York Times: Israel’s senior military intelligence analyst says that Syria has repeatedly used chemical weapons in the last month.

Another military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the evidence had been presented to the Obama administration — which has declared the use of chemicals a “red line” that could prompt American action in Syria — but that Washington has not fully accepted the analysis.

None of the assertions — by Israel, Britain or France — have been made with physical proof of chemical weapons use. Experts say the most definitive way to prove the use of chemical weapons is to promptly gain access to the site to collect soil samples and examine suspected victims.

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