Obama exploring Syria 'options'

President Barack Obama has said the US is considering "all options" in response to the apparent use of chemical weapons inside Syria. His defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, earlier said officials were rethinking opposition to arming the Syrian rebels.

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Hagel 'considers options' over arming Syrian rebels

The US administration is considering arming rebels fighting the Syrian government, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.

Speaking at a Pentagon news conference, Hagel said that the administration was considering a range of options adding that he had not personally decided whether it would be wise to provide weapons.

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