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Leaked Iranian letter warned US that Syrian rebels have chemical weapons - CSMonitor.com

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Reports of chemical weapons incidents began to multiply at the beginning of 2013, with accusations leveled at both sides but always denied. At the end of May, Turkish media reported the arrest of seven members of the rebel-allied jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra in two southern Turkish cities, as well as the discovery of two kilograms of sarin gas in the suspects' homes.

UN: Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons -- News from Antiwar.com

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UN: Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons
The nerve agent sarin was used by 'the rebels, not by the government authorities'
by John Glaser, May 06, 2013

United Nations investigators looking into allegations of chemical weapons use in the Syrian conflict say early indications are that the rebel opposition, not the Assad regime, deployed the nerve agent sarin.

The alleged use of chemical weapons drew international attention after President Obama declared it a “red line” for the Assad regime,
crossing which would trigger unspecified military action.
Advocates of intervention into Syria’s civil war
used the allegations to rally support for military action.

But the UN independent commission of inquiry on Syria “has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons,” Reuters reported commission member Carla Del Ponte as saying.

“Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte said in an interview.

“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added.

UN accuses Syrian 'rebels' of chemical weapons use | Citizens for Legitimate Government

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