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AP Sources: US Intelligence On Syria Chemical Weapons Attack No 'Slam Dunk'

29/08/2013 11:29 BST | Updated 29/10/2013 09:12 GMT
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US President Barack Obama walks back down the West Wing Colonnade alongside retired General James Clapper, Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence, before making a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 5, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A report by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence outlining that evidence against Syria is thick with caveats. It builds a case that Assad's forces are most likely responsible while outlining gaps in the U.S. intelligence picture. Relevant congressional committees were to be briefed on that evidence by teleconference call on Thursday, U.S. officials and congressional aides said.