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Israeli general: Syrian 'regime has used and is using chemical weapons'


Military intelligence chief's assertion puts pressure on US over its pledge to intervene

Syrian army soldiers near Damascus. The regime is said to have used lethal chemical weapons. Photograph: Sana/EPA
Israel's top intelligence analyst on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons in an assertion that puts pressure on the US over its pledge to intervene should Damascus cross what it has described as a "red line".

Brigadier-General Itai Brun, head of military intelligence research at the Israeli Defence Forces, told a security conference in Tel Aviv that the lack of int...