UN Report to Conclude Assad Used Chemical Weapons

Will be released soon


A report by United Nations inspectors will show that chemical weapons were used on Aug. 21 in Syria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

A team has been analyzing evidence gathered in Syria about the attack in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, which the U.S. says was launched by Syrian government forces and killed more than 1,400 people.

Ban, in comments today at a UN development forum in New York, said the inspectors' report will be released "as soon as possible."