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Rocket trajectory links
Syrian military to attack

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/18/2013 6:11:30 PM

Beirut - The trajectory of the rockets that delivered the nerve agent sarin in last month´s deadly attack is among the key evidence linking elite Syrian troops based in the mountains overlooking Damascus to the strike that killed hundreds of people, diplomats and human rights officials said Wednesday. (Snip) A U.N. report released Monday confirmed that chemical weapons were used in the attack but did not ascribe blame. The United States, Britain and France cited evidence in the report to declare Assad´s government responsible. Russia called the report "one-sided" and says it has "serious

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If this were turned into a caged match, it would be the "Bear against the Barely There."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 9/18/2013 6:47:30 PM     (No. 9526700)

But it´s still a civil war.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mikeman, 9/18/2013 7:54:53 PM     (No. 9526760)

This is an AP story, so who knows if its true. Does the reporter work for the democrat party or does the wife, husband, brother?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 9/19/2013 3:33:48 PM     (No. 9527877)

Conveniently left out the part of the report where the inspectors noted that rocket fragments were being transported IN to the area and staged as they watched...

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