Report: Assad´s Forces Using Unidentified Gas on Civilians (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/08/12)
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Syrian opposition sources claimed on Thursday that aircraft belonging
to the Syrian Air Force have dropped toxic material into the province
of Daraa, the Al-Jazeera network reported.
According to the report, the unidentified material smells like sulfur
and causes drowsiness and unconsciousness.
No further information on these materials was provided, but the
report also said that Assad’s forces had used unidentified gas shells
on civilians in Daraa, Hama and Deir ez-Zor.
The fact that Syria has a stockpile of unconventional weapons,
including chemical weapons, is well-known. The IDF’s Northern
District Commander, Yair Golan, recently warned that the battle being
in Syria between opponents of the Assad regime and Assad loyalists
may have an effect on what is happening in Israel.
Golan pointed out that “Syria has weapons of mass destruction along
with a very heavy arsenal of weapons, including surface-to-ground
missiles and chemical weapons. The fact that Syria is a storehouse of
weapons which fuels terrorists in the region is very unsettling.”
A senior Israeli military officer has said that the ongoing conflict
in Syria has made it easier for Hizbullah to smuggle weapons into
Lebanon. He added that there is concern that some of the Assad
regime´s stockpile of chemical weapons could end up in the group´s
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has warned that sophisticated weapons
could be transferred from Syria to Lebanon and to Hizbullah should
Assad fall. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/08/12)
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