Read the Full White House Report on Syria Chemical Attack




The White House declassified a four-page report on Friday afternoon, detailing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s usage of chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack against rebel fighters. The documents were released as Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the nation on the U.S. government’s potential military action against Syria.

According to the report, at least 1,429 people — 426 of whom were children — were killed in last week’s attack outside Damascus. Citing information from a “senior official intimately familiar with the offensive,” the document also claims that Assad’s regime had planned the attacks, a point that Kerry emphasized during his statement. Read more…

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