Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

April 27, 2013 • World News

In this screen shot from amateur video provided by Ronahi TV, a woman foams at the mouth while lying on a stretcher at a hospital in Syria. The video is consistent with AP reporting of an attack in the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo on April 13, although it was not known if the symptoms resembled those triggered by a chemical weapons attack. A defense analyst who viewed the video of the victims lying on stretchers after the attack said that, while it was impossible to verify that a nerve agent caused their symptoms, they appeared to be the result of something other than traditional weaponry. (AP Photo/Ronahi TV) RONAHI TV IS A KURDISH NETWORK, IT IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWS GATHERING ORGANISATION. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons. The government likened the accusation to false U.S. claims of weapons of mass destruction used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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