The U.S. reconnaissance released a voice intercept of the Syrian military which confirmed their responsibility for the chemical attack in Idlib, Syria. CNN reported that with a reference to an anonymous officer in the U.S. military command.
According to the source, the administration of Bashaar al-Assad and experts in chemical weaponry discussed the opportunity to conduct a chemical attack well in advance. The source said that the U.S. was not aware of such preparations, and these reconnaissance findings were analyzed only recently.
James Mattis, the Head of the Pentagon, said that the U.S. has irrevocable evidence that Assad’s troops are responsible for the gas attack that killed at least 70 people and severely injured hundreds, many of them women and children.