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Here Is The U.S. Assessment Of The Syrian Government's Use Of Chemical Weapons

"The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013."

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A preliminary U.S. government assessment released Thursday states that 1,429 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack earlier this month, including at least 426 children and puts the blame on the Syrian government for the attacks.

Lisa Tozzi is the global news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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