Shifting blame, Syria says rebels lobbed gas
Regime warns of ‘ball of fire’ if U.S. attacks
Posted: August 25, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.
The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any military action against Damascus over a purported chemical attack last week, saying such a move would set the Middle East ablaze.
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