US determines Syria crossed "red line"

Obama administration concludes Syrian regime used chemical weapons; hasn't decided how it will respond

By Matthew Lee - Julie Pace
June 14, 2013 1:33AM (UTC)
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Syria President Bashar al-Assad (AP)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say the Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against the opposition seeking to overthrow him, crossing what President Barack Obama called a 'red line'.

However, the officials said the administration has not determined how it will respond.

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