Thursday, January 9, 2014

Syria alleges rebels targeting chemical depots, diplomat says

No surprises here.  It's a wonder that the "rebels" have not been reported to have captured some of Syria's chemical weapons already.  Nerve gas would be a prize for islamists to obtain.  There is also the possibility that chemical weapons may be sold to the "rebels" by insiders in the Syrian regime as they would certainly bring a high price.  Hopefully all of the weapons will be removed and destroyed, but with the chaos in Syria, anything is possible.

I put rebels in quotes as the vast majority of fighters are Saudi backed Sunni jihadists fron outside Syria waging the 1,400 year old holy war against the Shia.


January 9, 2014, 12: 08 PM

Syria alleges rebels targeting chemical depots, diplomat says

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A Western diplomat says Syria's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says insurgents have twice launched unsuccessful attacks on Syrian depots where chemicals used in poison gas and nerve agents are being stored.

The diplomat said Thursday that Syria's ambassador to the OPCW reported the alleged attempted attacks Wednesday at a closed meeting of the group's executive council. The diplomat, who was at the meeting, spoke on condition of anonymity because it was closed to the media.

The Syrian representative who spoke was not available to comment and the OPCW itself declined comment because the remarks were made at a private meeting. The New York Times first reported the Syrian comments.

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