US confirms Syria's Assad used chemical weapons in May: Pompeo

AFP , Thursday 26 Sep 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo: Reuters)

The United States has confirmed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, vowing a response.

"The United States has concluded that the Assad regime used chlorine as a chemical weapon," Pompeo told reporters, saying the attack will "not go unchallenged."

The United States had earlier said that it suspected the May attack during the offensive in Idlib but that it was seeking more information.

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