US Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes
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Syria: Assad used chemical weapons, says US

Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons "on a small scale" against the opposition rebels, the White House has said.

A senior aide to President Barack Obama said the US estimated 100-150 people had died in "multiple" attacks.

Ben Rhodes said the US president had decided to provide unspecified "military support" to the opposition.

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