U.S. releases intelligence on Syrian chemical weapons attack

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released unclassified American intelligence reports on the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Friday afternoon.

“Read for yourselves the evidence from thousands of sources,” Kerry said.

“This is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. This is what Assad did to his own people,” he added.

The four-page intelligence report stated, “The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.” The Syrian regime used “a nerve agent” in the attack, according to the report.

The report said 1,429 people were killed in the chemical attack, including at least 426 children.

Posted on August 30, 2013 .