The U.S. military is updating its plans for a potential strike against Syria and according to CNN's Pentagon Unit, the options are being updated daily as intelligence shows the regime has been filling bombs with deadly chemical weapons.
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U.S. military updates options for potential Syria strike, source says
The U.S. military has updated its plans for a potential strike against Syria after intelligence showed that the regime has filled aerial bombs with deadly sarin gas in at least two locations near military airfields, a senior U.S. official said Friday.
A senior U.S. official confirmed the details but declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. There has been no movement to put the bombs on aircraft and no significant additional movement of chemical materials as far as the U.S. knows, he said.
The updated options are being refined daily. "The more information and intelligence you have, the more clarity you can bring to options you may decide to use," the official said. "You would expect new information like this to drive an update of options."
"We are prepared for a full range of contingencies," said Pentagon spokesman George Little.