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Syria warned over chemical arms

William Hague has said he had seen "some evidence" that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels. Declining to give details of the intelligence, he again warned that Bashar Assad's regime would face action if they were deployed.

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Deputy police commander 'defects to Jordan'

Opposition sources claim the deputy police commander for the central Syrian province of Homs has defected to Jordan. If verified it could further undermine President Bashar Assad as he tries to maintain control:

Brigadier General Ibrahim al-Jabawi has crossed into Jordan. He will announce his defection on al-Arabiya television later today.

– Higher Revolution Council, speaking to Reuters

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