Since the beginning of the uprising against the Syrian regime and especially after the conflict descended into civil war, the U.S. and other nations have worried that Mr. Assad could use them or lose control of them. The latter scenario also could pose a risk of such weapons falling into the hands of Islamist terror groups allied with the Syrian opposition.
• This article was based in part on wire service reports from the Middle East.
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