Moscow maintains that Syria’s chemical weapons are secure, new
rumors have recently swept international media: Syrian rebels and
government forces have accused each other of using nerve agents that
led to fatalities, unconfirmed reports said.
semi-official Fars news agency has reported that Al-Qaeda-linked
rebels allegedly used chemical weapons during a battle with
government troops in the Darya district on the outskirts of Damascus,
killing at least seven soldiers.
terrorists have already thrown three cube-shaped plastic bags towards
the [Syrian] army’s forces that killed seven due to the gases
emerging from the bags,”
a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard told the Iran-based
Al-Alam news channel on Sunday.
commander did not comment on the nature or the suspected origin of
the gas, but said that it was yellow and caused death within an hour
of being inhaled, Fars News Agency reported.
the allegations emerged, some Twitter users said that at least seven
people died after about 50 people were exposed to gas used by
government troops in Homs, Syria. The gas reportedly caused
suffocation, nerve paralysis, temporary blindness, a change in skin
color, nausea and hallucinations.
number of videos surfaced on YouTube showing several men gasping for
air surrounded by medics, allegedly after being exposed to the
chemical weapons. Unidentified narrators said the men “saw
flames in the sky”
from an explosion, after which they "suffocated."
were reportedly unable to identify the type of the gas used in the
attack, but activists claimed it was a nerve agent, possibly hydrogen
cyanide since the alleged effects were similar to those caused by the
of these reports have been independently verified.
from YouTube user kooooke11 alleges Syrian rebels were exposed to
that Syrian rebels will attempt chemical provocations
allegations followed a recently released video purportedly showing
Syrian Islamist rebels testing chemicals weapons on rabbits and
threatening to use them against Syria’s Alawite Muslims.
destiny would be the same as them because you are missionaries for
Naseeriyah and supporters of Bashar Assad,”
text underneath the video read. “We
from the Ar-Reeh Asarsar Chemical Battalion, the Destructive Wind
Chemical Battalion – we shall kill you all with our chemical
weeks ago, the Syrian Foreign Ministry warned the UN that rebels
might use chemical weapons after they gained control of “a
toxic chlorine factory”
east of Aleppo, AFP reported. This may be referring to a Syrian-Saudi
plant which produces sodium hydroxide and hydrogen chloride for
officials have stressed on numerous occasions that Syria would not
use chemical weapons under any circumstances, except against a
reports also raised concerns that Syrian rebels could be armed
weapons from foreign backers.
Captured Libyan weapon depots were thought to be the likely source of
these weapons, which could then be used as a provocation against the
the Syrian government has recently consolidated its chemical weapons
stockpiles from around the country into a handful of high-security
locations, Moscow announced.
latest reports about some movement of the chemical weapons were
related to the steps undertaken by the government to concentrate the
chemical stuff which has been dispersed in various locations into two
sites, to make sure that it is absolutely protected,”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
told RT in an exclusive interview,
adding that intelligence from both Moscow and Washington confirmed
chemical weapons arsenal has remained a major international concern
in the Syrian conflict – and a source of intense media speculation
– since the topic first emerged in July. The EU, US and allied
nations have said that the main threat from Syria’s chemical
weapons is that they could fall into the hands of terrorists who have
infiltrated the ranks of the Syrian rebels.
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exposed to chemical weapons
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