TODAY | August 22, 2013
>> good morning, guys. the video is very disturbing. the images out of syria as well as the rising death toll after reports of chemical weapons attacks. the syrian government is denying allegations that it gassed its own people. if confirmed, it is the worst case in decades. richard engel is in cairo. richard, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, natalie. syrian rebels tell us hundreds, perhaps well over 1,000 were killed in a series of chemical attacks yesterday. 35 nations now are calling for a full u.n. investigation. u.n. inspectors are actually in syria right now very close to where these alleged incidents took place, but the investigators are at the four seasons hotels denied access to their areas by the syrian government. if it is proved that chemical weapons were in fact used, that force against the syrian regime should be