According to the title, the special services got the blood and urine samples of the victims. Their analysis tested positive for chemical warfare agents – chlorine gas and not named nerve agent.
The samples were gathered by the American intelligence and allies special services through the hospitals at the site. The source reported they are ‘sure’ in the intelligence finds but not for 100%.
The US did not identify the nerve agent sarin but emphasized that the regime of Bashar al-Assad used the mix of the chlorine and sarin for a few times during the Syrian crisis.
According to NBC News, the US is sure that the Syrian government is behind the chemical attack in Douma.
On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.
Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.
In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.
Also, on April 12, President Trump specified when the US will attack Syria.