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Topic - Paulo Pinheiro
Well before last month's sarin nerve gas attack in a Damascus suburb, the Obama administration had gathered intelligence that chemical weapons had been used in Syria on multiple occasions but did not take action because there were debates about who was responsible and there was little public outcry, according to officials familiar with the intelligence.
"We are investigating 14 alleged cases of chemical weapons or chemical agent use. But we have not established the responsibility or the nature of the materials that were used," Mr. Pinheiro told reporters in Geneva on Monday, according to Reuters.
The revelation came as Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told reporters in Geneva that a team within the international body is investigating 14 incidents in which chemical weapons have — in at least some capacity — been used since the March 2011 breakout of Syria's civil war.