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US to arm Syrian rebels in response to sarin attacks

13 June 2013
A Syrian opposition group released a video on 9 June showing chemical warfare agent detection kits that it claimed had been found at a military position. The kits cover yperite (sulfur mustard), phosgene, diphosgene, prussic acid, cyanogen chloride, sarin, soman, and V-series agents. Source: CMO Al-Gutah

A Syrian opposition group released a video on 9 June showing chemical warfare agent detection kits that it claimed had been found at a military position. The kits cover yperite (sulfur mustard), phosgene, diphosgene, prussic acid, cyanogen chloride, sarin, soman, and V-series agents. (CMO Al-Gutah)A Syrian opposition group released a video on 9 June showing chemical warfare agent detection kits that it claimed had been found at a military position. The kits cover yperite (sulfur mustard), phosgene, diphosgene, prussic acid, cyanogen chloride, sarin, soman, and V-series agents. (CMO Al-Gutah)

The White House released a statement on 13 June accusing forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons (CW) on multiple occasions and saying that the United States will provide "direct support" to the insurgents.

"The Assad regime has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year. Our intelligence community has high confidence in that assessment given multiple, independent streams of information. The intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date," it said.



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