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Now new violence in Syria's civil war state media they're saying 29 students and a teacher were killed when a mortar slammed into a school outside Damascus.
And we have this new amateur video said to be showing a government warplane on a bombing run over -- Damascus suburb it is home to many rebels.
And their supporters we cannot confirm the authenticity.
Of that video -- we have no doubt in either Conner Powell is live from Jerusalem -- Well -- it appears the war in Syria is -- in a new phase in recent days and weeks the Syrian government is faced a real military setbacks -- rebels begin to advance towards Damascus it's one of the reason we've seen.
Intense fighting around Damascus -- more -- more of these Syrian jets making bombing runs trying to attack.
This Syrian opposition groups.
Now their theory is that if these Syrian government -- -- regime feels that there Rick is beginning to loosen and to slip away.
That they will turn to chemical weapons and there's an evidence according to US and international intelligence officials that say that the Asad regime is beginning to prepare there.
Chemical biological weapons and out yesterday secretary of -- states have Hillary Clinton said that the use of chemical weapons is a red line.
While President Obama said that the use of chemical weapons.
Would bring about severe consequences now what exactly that means it's not clear.
But this is really the most muscular type of -- phrase in language that both Clinton and Obama had used to describe the war.
It is Syria and it does appear that the United States is taking any sort of more proactive approach it doesn't appear that the US is trying to get involved militarily but this -- which is different than a sort of diplomatic diplomatic language.
That we've seen in the past.
Now this comes as.
-- -- rebels are pushing in on Damascus.
And we're also hearing that the US and NATO have decided.
To send patriot missiles to the Turkish border along less Syria to help Turkey prevent any type of attack from Syrian jets.
And this is all is part of a plan to sort of put more and more pressure militarily pressure on the Asad regime whether or not it will change the the outcome of this war or for a change the sort of do the results of what the Assad regime is doing is still very much unclear John.
And -- from -- continues to rise there through all of this -- Powell.
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