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Jim Mattis: "We are still assessing" chemical attacks in Syria

Mattis stands among soldiers
Mattis awaits the arrival of the Emir of Qatar in Washington. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that the Pentagon is continuing to monitor the chemical attacks in Syria, reports CNN's Ryan Browne. Earlier this morning, President Trump foreshadowed on Twitter that the U.S. is considering military strikes.

"We are still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies. We’re still working on this ... We stand ready to provide military options if they are appropriate as the President determines."
— Defense Secretary Mattis
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