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        4/28/2013, Iyar 18, 5773

      Syrian Rebels Claim Document Ordering Use of Chemicals


      Syrian opposition forces published what they claimed to be a top-secret government document on Sunday, which ordered the use of chemicals by the Syrian army. The document, dated April 27th, orders commanders and security officers of the 7th Mechanized Division operating in the Al-Kaswa, Zakhia, Al-Darchiba, Darshawa and Khan Al-Sheikh areas to protect their troops against chemical weapons that might be used by their colleagues.

      The document follows American claims of physical evidence, last week, that chemical weapons have already been used.