Barbara Starr, Chelsea J. Carter and Amir Ahmed
March 22, 2013
The United Nations will investigate claims by the government and rebels that either side used chemical weapons against each other in the Syrian conflict.
The United Kingdom and France have also put in requests with the U.N. to investigate the alleged use of such weapons in three cases.
U.S. President Barack Obama and other American officials have said in recent days there was no intelligence to substantiate reports that rebels used chemical weapons against government troops.
Now analysts are also “leaning hard away” from the notion that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people, a U.S. military official directly familiar with the preliminary analysis told CNN.