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U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times
August 30, 2013 / 1:40 PM / in 4 years

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. intelligence report disclosed on Friday that there was “high confidence” that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons multiple times in the last year, including the August 21 attack outside Damascus.

A U.N. vehicle carrying United Nations chemical weapons experts is seen at Yousef al-Azma military hospital in Damascus August 30, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

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

Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; editing by Christopher Wilson

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