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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons #1064531

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The evidence that Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime was behind the chemical weapons attack last week in Damascus examined; details given about the destroyers in the Mediterranean. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says there is no doubt who is responsible.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says there is never 100 percent certainty.] [Secretary of Defense Chuck HAGEL – says we are ready to go.] Syria’s response to a US attack discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The Arab League’s agreement that Assad’s regime was behind the attack noted.

(Antakya, Turkey: Holly Williams) The views of Syrians on a US strike featured; scenes shown of a father reuniting with his son, whom he thought had died in the chemical attack, U.N. weapons inspectors, and the Syrian foreign minister speaking against the US at a press conference. [Rebel commander Brig. Gen. Mohammed ABOUD‡ {through reporter's translation} – says we’ve been waiting for our American friends to make this decision.]

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Williams, Holly

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