US fears that Syrian government will resort to chemical weapons

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The conflict in Syria is accelerating and at least 89 people were killed on Thursday, CNN said. US officials are concerned that the Syrian government will resort to the use of chemical weapons as rebel forces advance, the article said.
According to sources within the state department, Syria may be loading warheads with chemical weapons, the National Post reported.
If the governing regime decides to resort to these extreme measures, the United States has indicated that it will intervene.
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has denied the allegations that Syria would use their chemical weapons. He also warned that any outside intervention into the conflict would result in catastrophic consequences for the entire region, CNN reported.

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