How the intelligence on Syria stacks up
On Sept. 16, U.N. weapons inspectors released a report detailing “clear and convincing evidence” that rockets containing the “nerve agent sarin were used” in an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus. The U.N. report does not assign responsibility for the attack. Read related article.
Previous reports by U.S. allies have different intelligence on a few key details about the Aug. 21 chemical weapon attacks in Syria, but they agree that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad was responsible. Here's how intelligence from three countries compares. Read related article.
SOURCES: U.N. report on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, Joint Intelligence Committee's report on Syria, Chemical weapon use by Syrian regime: UK government legal position, U.S. report on Syrian government’s use of chemical weaponsSyria: Damascus Areas of Influence and Areas Reportedly Affected by 21 August Chemical Attack, Syrian chemical program and attack August 21, 2013, National synthesis of declassified intelligence