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Al-Assad has used chemical weapons: Erdogan

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 01:00

May 10 - Turkish Prime Minister says the Syrian President has used chemical weapons against rebels. Julie Noce reports.

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Syrian rebels capture a group of men loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Golan Heights Syria. "Grovel and keep silent," they say. "These are Bashar's dogs." The video, obtained from a social media website, cannot be confirmed by Reuters. As the civil war rages on, the question of whether President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used chemical weapons, or if the rebels have, is now a major talking point. Washington has long said that evidence of the use of chemical weapons was a qoute red line that would prompt the US to take action. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it's been al-Assad regime who've fired missiles with chemical weapons at the rebels. During an interview with NBC news, he made clear his view. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NBC CORRESPONDENT, ANN CURRY, SAYING: "Has President Assad crossed President Obama's red line?" A long time ago, he said.

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Al-Assad has used chemical weapons: Erdogan

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 01:00