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Ranj Alaaldin is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and specializes in Shia and Kurdish movements in the Middle East. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Shia militias in Iraq and Syria. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)The Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons has been met with a decisive response from the US.