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Latest Syrian Government Items
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Monday that he expects U.S. will be involved in some sort of military response to the suspected use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
Snipers opened fire Monday at a U.N. vehicle carrying a team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus, a U.N. spokesman said. The Syrian government accused the rebels of firing at the team, while a rebel representative said a pro-government militia was behind the attack.
As President Obama weighs a military response to Syria's purported use of chemical weapons, some observers say the administration's best chance for effective intervention has already passed.
A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people last week.
U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.
It's still unclear what the U.S. will do about it, but the recent suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government is "clearly a big event of grave concern," President Obama said.
A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war.
Syrian government troops fired mortar rounds that slammed into a main market in a town in northern Syria on Sunday, killing at least 20 civilians, activist groups said.
Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosque as they pressed an assault on rebel-held areas in the country's strategic heartland.