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(Worthy News)--The intelligence community in the United States is concerned that the Syrian government led by President Bashar Assad may deploy a large-scale chemical weapons attack as a last resort effort to protect regime strongholds from rebels in the embattled country, The Wall Street Journal on quoted US officials as saying on Sunday.
According to the report, US intelligence agencies believe the possibility could materialize if the Damascus regime felt it had no options left to defend key territories and installations from Islamist insurgents and opposition forces in Syria's more than four-year civil war.
Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons in 2013, but the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has since found that chlorine gas has been "systematically and repeatedly" used as a weapon. The group does not have a mandate to lay blame. --Source