POSTED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 3:39pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:29am
U.S. official: Sarin gas used
CNN — The White House acknowledged Thursday the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale a number of times, according to a statement.
The administration also indicated it will increase the "scope and scale of assistance" to rebels in Syria following its acknowledgment that the Bashar al-Assad government has used chemical weapons in the civil war, according to the statement.