White House: Syria crosses 'red line' with use of chemical weapons on its people


U.S. official: Sarin gas used

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 3:41pm

The White House acknowledged Thursday the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale a number of times, according to a statement.

The administration also indicated it will increase the "scope and scale of assistance" to rebels in Syria following its acknowledgment that the Bashar al-Assad government has used chemical weapons in the civil war, according to the statement.


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