National Assessment document on Chemical attack of 7 April 2018 (Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria) and Syria’s clandestine chemical weapons programme (16 April 2018 [fr]
This document is based on technical analyses of open source information and declassified intelligence obtained by French services.
Several lethal chemical attacks took place in the town of Douma in the late afternoon of saturday, 7 April 2018, and we assess with a high degree of confidence that they were carried out by the Syrian regime.
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On this matter, you can also see a statement delivered by our Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves le Drian, as well as an interview to the French Journal du Dimanche.