Tag Archives: Chemical Weapons

Editorial: Silence on Syrian Scuds

AFTER SADDAM HUSSEIN fired Scud missiles at Israel during the Persian Gulf War, the United States reacted strongly, classing those weapons with Baghdad’s chemical and biological arms when it sought a postwar arms-control regime. U.N. Security Council Resolution 687 banned … Continue reading

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U.S. Adopts Fluid Stance on Syria’s Chemical Arms

When President Obama first warned Syria’s leader, President Bashar al-Assad, that even making moves toward using chemical weapons would cross a “red line” that might force the United States to drop its reluctance to intervene in the country’s civil war, … Continue reading

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World-Herald editorial: Proper warning on Syria

The U.S. government has sent the right signal to Syria’s government about its chemical weapons. The Obama administration warned the Syrian regime that if it uses or tries to relocate its chemical weapons, our country will take action that will … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels claim knowledge of chemical weapons sites

By: Yousuf Basil and Tim Lister A series of videos uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists suggests rebels are beginning to focus on where Bashar al-Assad’s regime stores its chemical weapons. At the same time, a former senior officer in the Syrian … Continue reading

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Syrians moving chemical weapons for security

The United States has intelligence that Syria has moved chemical weapons for security reasons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday. Panetta said that intelligence shows movement at some sites. There has been “limited movement” at Syria’s major chemical storage … Continue reading

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Syrian regime ‘will deploy chemical weapons as last resort’

Major-General Adnan Sillu said he defected from the Syrian army three months ago after being party to top-levels talks about the use of chemical weapons on both rebel fighters and civilians. “We were in a serious discussion about the use … Continue reading

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Border clashes in Syria rage amid reports Assad tested chemical weapons system

Intense fighting raged on Tuesday between Syrian troops and rebels at the Tel Abyad border gate along the Turkish border and some houses in the town of Akcakale on the Turkish side have been hit by stray bullets, a Turkish … Continue reading

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Syria carries out chemical weapons drill

By: Adrian Blomfield The Syrian army, under the supervision of Iranian advisers, has reportedly tested a missile system designed to fire poison gas shells at a suspected chemical weapons site near Aleppo. Five or six shells capable of delivering chemical … Continue reading

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Sources: Syria dispersing chemical weapons

WASHINGTON DC, United States - Western intelligence agencies suspect Syria has spread out its chemical weapons across as many 20 sites for safety, unnamed officials told The Washington Post. The U.S. and Middle Eastern officials told the Post Syria has dispersed … Continue reading

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Free Syrian Army find gas masks belonging to regime

The Free Syrian Army’s Abu Dujana brigade says it has discovered a stockpile of gas masks to be distributed amongst members of President’s regime in case it unleashes chemical weapons in its ongoing civilian assault. Amateur footage that could not … Continue reading

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