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War in Syria is creeping right up to Israel's doorstep and creating another major security concern in that region.
Syrian rebels today captured one village in parts of a few others right on the edge of the Golan Heights that's a region that Israel captured from Syria back in 1967.
They use it as a strategic buffer zone ever sense as you know the Assad regime and rebel groups are accusing each other of using chemical weapons and a deadly attack earlier this week.
The United Nations Secretary General today said that the UN will conduct an investigation into the matter and said such a move would amount to crimes against humanity.
-- yesterday President Obama said -- an investigation shows the Syrians did indeed use chemical weapons weapons of mass destruction that would be a game changer.
And now it appears supporting congress is sprouting.
For some kind of US military action.
To wit a joint letter to the president the chairman of the senate armed service -- services committee.
Michigan Democrat senator Carl Levin.
-- Arizona Republican Senator John McCain today called for limited airstrikes.
On certain Syrian regime targets -- Syrian air bases and missile batteries.
The fox sports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is live at the United Nations for us tonight Jonathan.
This sounds like a significant UN investigation.
Well yes it certainly has the potential to be significant in that it could be the first up.
Independent unbiased investigation into the several claims.
We have so far heard that chemical weapons have been used during -- Syrian civil -- on the other hand remember.
That this particular investigation is limited by the request of the Syrian government.
Until the one alleged attack in I outside of the northwestern city of -- -- poll on Tuesday.
And this investigation because it is requested by the Syrian government will to some extent at least.
We controlled by the Syrian government to set back as Secretary General bank Ki -- admitted as much -- -- statement today listen.
I am of course already you know that are -- are there any issues of -- -- -- cases.
And boarding the reported use -- and chemical weapons.
And discharging its mandate.
Of an investigation mission.
-- corporation from -- parties.
May be dissension.
I stress of that is seeing quotes unfit -- access.
And frankly few people would believe that the Syrian government will collateral that unfettered access -- -- what what is the evidence that is right now that's either side use chemical weapons is there any.
Well frankly according to US officials there is not much evidence that either side used chemical weapons on Tuesday in that attack.
Outside of a left Poland part of the reason that they believe that -- you take a look at the video that that Syrian state TV put -- There are not there are no signs of those victims having muscle spasms.
There is no skin blistering those -- the kind of symptoms you would see.
If what are called schedule one chemical weapons -- -- under the chemical weapons convention had been used those include Sarin.
Via access mustard gas it doesn't mean that -- schedule three.
Chemical substance might have been used that would include something like chlorine.
That could cause the kind of breathing difficulties.
That some witnesses said they witnessed all felt -- -- Am I in some circumstances caused deaths yet.
But not sure -- that crosses the line if you will Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations Jonathan thank you.
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