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It's the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news and the Syrian regime of chemical weapons -- opposition fighters including nerve gas -- That's the word from the White House tonight he reports the US intelligence committee estimates that 100 to 150 people have died in such attacks inside Syria.
But they say that that it is likely incomplete.
The White House also says the US will provide military support in Syria.
No details doesn't necessarily mean arming the rebels.
Keep in mind the United Nations reports nearly 983000.
People have died since the fighting in Syria began that includes thousands of children.
And officials say and the number is a conservative estimate.
The Fox -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is with us now this -- apparently changed the president's calculus.
And it's been a long time coming in the eyes of many chapel though the deputy national security advisor.
Ben Rhodes said and they called friends called tonight quote.
That has been an urgency for two years mr.
Rhodes also said.
That establishing a pipeline -- -- to the rebels is not -- has not been simple.
And that has also been the difficulty.
Of the -- -- rebel groups listen.
It's important to work through them -- Aiming to isolate them the more extremist elements of the opposition as such as on this trip we now have those relationships we now have.
That pipeline -- we've seen material get into Syria including to the SNC.
-- -- SNC is this is bringing the military council it's a thirty member body that was elected by rebel commanders.
Last December and if you're wondering just how many groups are off -- -- in Syria.
That those rebel commanders numbered -- 260.
Representing an effect.
Different rebel groups.
So the White House is considering military support help me out what does that mean well it clearly leaves no -- now right now a huge range of options.
This is how far the deputy national security advisor was willing to go listen.
-- you tell -- you.
All of the types of got a port.
For a variety of reasons.
But again suffice to say this is going to be.
Different in both scope and scale -- Now the rebels have been -- skiing from all surface to -- missiles.
Those are the kind of missiles that the US provided.
To the rebels fighting the Soviet invasion invasion back in Afghanistan.
In the 1980s.
And -- credited with changing the course of that conflict.
Another -- of should of course it would be establishing the kind of no fly zone.
That NATO in false over the skies of Libya.
But apparently according to officials at the white has -- beyond.
They're -- no decisions yet the president will consult.
Will the world leaders next week.
At the G-8 summit in northern island interesting to note that among the world leaders attending will be President Putin of Russia he may have some very strong with -- On any proposals to deepen US military involvement in his ally Syria -- -- -- history would suggest Jonathan Hunt live in New York tonight -- two.
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