U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Released Videos of August 21 Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Warning: The videos in the link below contain disturbing images of dead bodies, including children. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 10, 2013.  As part of a briefing on the response to Syria, members of Congress were shown video taken in multiple locations near Damascus on August 21st, when more than 1,400 Syrians – including more than 400 children – were killed by a chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Assad regime. It’s important for the American people to have access to information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released these videos, which were compiled by the U.S. Open Source Center.

Attached are 13 videos compiled by the Intelligence Community (IC) from videos taken in Damascus, Syria following the use of chemical weapons on August 21, 2013.

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Methodology – Selecting and Obtaining the Videos: Each of these 13 videos explicitly claim to show victims of a chemical or poison gas attack. At the request of Chairman Feinstein, these videos were selected by the IC to depict a representative range of YouTube content posted regarding the reported 21 August chemical weapons (CW) attacks in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. All of the videos were posted on YouTube by pro-Syrian opposition users. With one exception, all 13 videos were posted by a pro-opposition Internet news channel that consistently posts user-created videos concerning the Syrian conflict. The news channel does not primarily generate content, but instead re-posts content originally posted by others.

These videos were shown to the Intelligence Committee on Thursday, September 5.

Warning: These videos contain disturbing images of dead bodies, including children.  VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

You can watch the videos here.

Source: whitehouse.gov