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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Using Chemical Weapons

If true, this would explain activity recently reported near Homs. If Assad is willing to attack his own people with chemical weapons, who else would he be willing to use them against? …

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Peace/2012/Syria/syria-chemical-weapons.jpgBy Elior Levy – “Non-conventional war in Syria? Security forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have been using chemical weapons against Syrian rebels, under the supervision of Iranian and Russian experts, a defecting Syrian officer charged Monday.

The officer, Captain Abd al-Salam Ahmed Abdul Razek, who served in Syrian’s chemical warfare administration, told al-Arabiya that the Syrian military used nerve gas – banned by various international conventions – in order to assist forces in their raid on the restive city of Homs.

The defecting officer added that the Syrian army’s Fourth Division and Republican Guard are expected to use chemical weapons elsewhere. Assad’s forces have access to toxins produced by Russia and a small quantity of them may cause numerous casualties, he said.” Read more.

Assad forces mull use of chemical weapons in Homs, opposition says – “Syria’s military has begun stockpiling chemical weapons and equipping its soldiers with gas masks near the city of Homs, opposition sources reported on Thursday. Opposition activists said they had received reports that the Syrian army had transferred a significant quantity of grenades and mortars containing chemical agents to a school building in Homs. The opposition also reported that gas masks were being distributed to soldiers at roadblocks.” Read more.

William Hague: Joint UN-Arab League Force ‘Urgently’ Needed in Syria – “At Sunday’s Arab League meeting, a UN-Arab team was proposed to replace the 170 Arab observers deployed in December and recalled last month. Mr Hague said it was ‘unacceptable to the world’ that the Assad regime was allowed to continue ‘butchering innocent people’. He added that the UK would play a ‘very active part’ in the new Group of Friends of Syria, which has been established to increase political and financial support to opposition leaders in Syria. The group will meet on February 24.” Source – The Telegraph.

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