'Likelihood very high' Assad would use weapons again

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told a House of Representatives hearing the "likelihood is very high" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would use chemical weapons again if America fails to act.

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Credit: APTN

The US defence chief told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that a strike on Syria would not be a "pin prick" and would reduce Assad's military capability.