The US intelligence service intercepted reports of the Syrian military about preparing a chemical attack with a use of sarin gas in the Syrian city of Idlibu, according to CNN, referring to a senior US official.
"The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in an attack in northwestern Syria, which killed at least 70 people," CNN reports.
The source stressed that there is no doubt that the responsibility for the chemical attack lies with the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Nevertheless, the United States did not know about the attack in advance. The intelligence service intercepts a huge layer of information from countries such as Iraq and Syria, but materials are often not processed. This is done only if there is a specific event that requires analysis to confirm certain data.
Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime. The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.
As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.
The UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria on April 4, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called it absolutely unacceptable.