The forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons against combatants, an Israeli Military Intelligence official said Tuesday.
"To the best of our professional understanding, the regime has used lethal chemical weapons on a number of occasions, including the incident on March 19," the head of the Research Division at Military Intelligence, Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, said at conference of the Institute for National Security Studies. | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
Syria chemical weapons: US accuses Bashar al-Assad's regime of using sarin - Telegraph
President Barack Obama has come under pressure to intervene in Syria after theUS says Syria likely used chemical weapons - Yahoo! New Zealand
White House and British officials claimed to have evidence that the Assad
regime had used the nerve agent sarin as a weapon in the country’s conflict.
The United States said Thursday for the first time that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces, but emphasized spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure of the assessment.Israeli general: Syrian 'regime has used and is using chemical weapons' | World news | guardian.co.uk
US intelligence services had been investigating reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces had used chemical arms -- a move Washington has said would cross a "red line," triggering possible military action.
Israel's top intelligence analyst on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons in an assertion that puts pressure on the US over its pledge to intervene should Damascus cross what it has described as a "red line".