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        4/25/2013, Iyar 15, 5773

      Hagel Confirms Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

      Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel of the United States said, Thursday that American intelligence information confirmed "with some degree of varying confidence" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria. Hagel's comments came during a tour of the United Arab Emirates. His words contradict the surprise he expressed in Egypt, Wednesday, over Israel's analysis on Tuesday that the government in Damascus was using chemical weapons against its own citizens.

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