Arab Spring

Syrian Government Fires More Scuds

Not trying to win hearts and minds

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Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria have resumed firing Scud ballistic missiles against rebel positions in recent days, American officials said on Thursday.

"We've been clear that we have seen the regime in Syria use Scud missiles against its own people, and that continues," a senior State Department official said.

American officials said that was no indication that the missiles were armed with chemical weapons. They had no information on possible casualties.