US says 1,429 Syrian citizens killed in chemical arms attack

A Syrian chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21 killed 1,429 Syrian civilians, including 426 children, an unclassified US intelligence report concluded on Friday.


President Barack Obama is using the report to make the case for retaliation against the Syrian government. The intelligence gathered for the US report included an intercepted communication by a senior official intimately familiar with the attack as well as other human, signals and satellite intelligence, the four-page report said. (Reuters)