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Israel accuses Syria of chemical weapons use

Remarks turn up pressure on US to intervene

TEL AVIV — Israel’s senior military intelligence analyst said Tuesday that there was evidence the Syrian government had repeatedly used chemical weapons in the last month, and he criticized the international community for failing to respond, intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to intervene.

“The regime has increasingly used chemical weapons,’’ said Brigadier General Itai Brun, research commander in the intelligence directorate of the Israeli Defense Forces, echoing a recent finding by Britain and France.

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