Weapons Inspectors Find Evidence Syria Has Chemical Program

  • Samples said to show ‘indicators’ of four weapons agents
  • U.S. says Syria has waged ‘calculated campaign’ of defiance

A pro-regime fighter flashes the sign of victory on Aug. 21, 2016, as he drives a tank in the southern district of Ghweiran in the Syrian northeastern city of Hasakeh, where Kurdish forces were advancing.

Photographer: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Inspectors working in Syria have detected the presence of previously undeclared chemical warfare agents, suggesting President Bashar al-Assad hasn’t given up his capabilities to wield such weapons and casting a shadow over an achievement claimed by the Obama administration.

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