The Nerve…Gas

“A secret cable sent to the State Department in Washington last week, indicates that it is likely that Assad used chemical weapons in an attack on the city of Homs on 23rd December, 2012.

The cable was produced by US officials in Turkey and signed by the US consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner. The report is based on interviews conducted with activists, civilians, doctors and aid workers on the ground.

An Obama administration official, who reviewed the secret cable, revealed that it makes a “compelling case” that Assad indeed resorted to a form of poison gas, although it is impossible to confirm “100 per cent”.