Syria: Assad preparing chemical weapons attack, US claims

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US military sources reportedly surprised by White House’s public warning that regime would pay heavily for repeat of April attack

The White House has declared that it believes Bashar al-Assad’s regime is preparing to carry out another chemical weapons attack, and warned that the Syrian leader and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it went ahead.

The unusual public warning on Monday night appeared to be intended to deter the regime from repeating its use of chemical weapons against rebel-held cities and towns.

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