he U.S. and several allies renewed their warnings that the Syrian government would be "held accountable" if it uses chemical weapons against rebel fighters, after intelligence sources said the Syrian military had moved some of the country's stockpile of the weapons in recent days. A U.S. official said "the activity we are seeing suggests some potential chemical weapon preparation." The news prompted emergency communications over the weekend among the Western allies, who have been developing a plan to seize Syria's chemical weapons, if necessary. The Pentagon says such an operation would require more than 75,000 troops.
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