Chemical weapons: Syrian activists urge for action


ANTAKYA, Turkey — Syrian activists have lashed out at signs the U.S. remains reluctant to intervene in the country's civil war despite growing evidence President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons against his people.

"I hope there will be a reaction from America, but I don't think there will be," said Bassam al Ahmed, 31, a Kurdish human rights activist from Qamishli in Syria. "(But) if the U.N. and the U.S. don't take any action of any kind, the Syrian regime will only have more time, and it would be a green light for the regime to use chemical weapons in the future."

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