Top Israeli Official: Syria in Control of Chemical Weapons

White House evaluates claim of chemical weapons used in Syrian civil war.
1:35 | 03/20/13

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unfolding mystery in syria tonight. There are signs someone there may have deployed a chemical weapon. Alex marquardt analyzes the evidence from the region. Reporter: Chaos in the hospital. Men, women, and children on respirators as family members wailed. In this brutal war, this appears to have been a first. A rocket yesterday suspected of carrying a chemical, slamming into a neighborhood in aleppo, held by the syrian army. 25 were killed and over 100 wounded. I felt my chest close, i couldn't breathe or speak, this little girl cried. I lost my mother, father, and brother. The syrian regime accused of rebels of launching the rocket and called for an international investigation. The rebels blamed the regime. Either way, israel said today there's no doubt chemical weapons were used. But president obama tonight wasn't so quick to agree. We intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. Reporter: It does not appear that the chemical in question was one of those most feared in president assad's arsenal. Mustard gas or the deadly nerve agent, vx, and sarin. President obama said he was deeply skeptical that it was the rebels who carried out this attack. Despite fears of chemical weapons being used in syria, the president said chemical weapons or not, the united states would not take military action in syria by itself.

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