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Syria's bloody conflict escalates with chemical weapons attack

24 updates since Mar 25, 2013, 4:15 PM UTC
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The long armed conflict between the Syrian regime and opposition rebels that began in 2011 with peaceful demonstrations escalated in early 2013, with reports of alleged nerve gas attacks. The events have put international pressure on the Obama Administration to respond following its warning that chemical warfare was a "red line."