Syrian opposition fighters say Israel executed an air strike on a Syrian chemical weapons plant outside Damascus over the weekeend.
The United States now believes the Assad regime has used small amounts of chemical weapons in Syria, administration officials said Thursday.
JERUSALEM — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, currently touring the Middle East for the first time in his new role, was confronted with Israeli evidence that Syria may have deployed chemical weapons against rebel troops.
The White House on Thursday again evaded direct questions about whether chemical weapons were deployed in Syria.
Rebels in Syria have disclosed new details on the Damascus regime’s chemical weapons storage sites, as a military defector last week outlined plans by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to use the deadly arms.