U.S. warns Syria against chemical-weapon attack

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.

A Syrian soldier aims his rifle at free Syrian Army fighters during clashes in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Sunday. Syrian warplanes and artillery pummeled areas in and around Damascus, Aleppo and several other cities, according to reports received by human-rights activists.

President Barack Obama warned Syria’s government Monday that it would be “totally unacceptable” for it to use chemical weapons against its own people and vowed to hold accountable anyone who did, as U.S. intelligence officials picked up signs that such arms might be deployed in the ongoing insurgency.

Carney: 'Concern' over Syria's chemical weapons

The White House says it is increasingly concerned that the beleaguered regime in Syria might be considering use of chemical weapons against its own people and warned that doing so would "cross a red line." (Dec. 3) (By AP)
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