The US President Donald Trump told members of Congress on Thursday that he was thinking of military action against Syria. This comes just two days after the Syrian regime forces reportedly launched a chemical attack on Idlib province, killing dozens of civilians, including children.
It is unclear how much US military planning exists on striking targets associated with Assad’s government in Syria.
“We have never taken the Assad regime at its word that it declared its entire chemical weapons stockpile,” said the US intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Assad has repeatedly shown that he is willing to use whatever chemical weapons he has retained or reconstituted to attack and terrorize his own people,” the official said.
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