Associated Press report that:

U.S. intelligence officials say questions remain about whether the attack could be linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad or high officials in his government.

The report goes on:

  • Obama did not present any direct evidence to back up his assertion that the Syrian government bears responsibility for the attack.
  • U.S. officials were searching for additional intelligence to bolster the case for a strike against Assad’s military infrastructure
  • And to rule out the possibility that a rogue element of the Syrian military could have used the weapons on its own authority

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