Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.

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#1 Sep 7, 2013
Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.
Mark Hosenball 1 hour ago

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Ain Tarma

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- With the United States threatening to attack Syria, U.S. and allied intelligence services are still trying to work out who ordered the poison gas attack on rebel-held neighborhoods near Damascus.

No direct link to President Bashar al-Assad or his inner circle has been publicly demonstrated, and some U.S. sources say intelligence experts are not sure whether the Syrian leader knew of the attack before it was launched or was only informed about it afterward.

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