Syria

Fighting Breaks Out Near Chemical Weapons Complex in Syria

Obama is under pressure to intervene after reported use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime

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AMMAN, Jordan — Fighting erupted in Damascus on Sunday near a complex linked to Syria's chemical weapons program, on the third day of an offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces aimed at driving rebels from main sectors of the capital, activists said.

The fighting occurred near the Scientific Studies and Research Center on the foothills of Qasioun Mountain in the northern Barzeh district, opposition sources said from Damascus.

H/T Adam Simpson