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Russia says Syrian rebels used chemical arms near Aleppo

Posted By admin On March 19, 2013 @ 11:33 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
March 19, 2013

Russia accused Syrian rebels of using chemical weapons in an attack on Tuesday and said it was an extremely alarming and dangerous development.

“According to information coming from Damascus, a case of the use of chemical weapons by the armed opposition was recorded early in the morning of March 19 in Aleppo province,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It did not specify the exact source of information on the deadly attack, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and the rebels blamed on one another. It said the explosion of a piece of ammunition “containing a poisonous substance” killed 16 people and wounded about 100 others.

If confirmed, the attack would be the first use of chemical weapons in the two-year-old conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people and set Russia against the West.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/19/us-syria-crisis-chemical-russia-idUSBRE92I0ML20130319

[2] Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-fire-chemical-weapons-in-aleppo-killing-16-state-news-agency.html

[3] Israel backs Russia’s avowal that Syrian chemical arms are secure “for now”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-backs-russia%e2%80%99s-avowal-that-syrian-chemical-arms-are-secure-%e2%80%9cfor-now%e2%80%9d.html

[4] Western-backed rebels kill 150 Syrian soldiers in northern Aleppo: activists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-backed-rebels-kill-150-syrian-soldiers-in-northern-aleppo-activists.html

[5] Chemical war of words: Syrian govt, rebels trade accusations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chemical-war-of-words-syrian-govt-rebels-trade-accusations.html

[6] West Providing Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels – Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-providing-chemical-weapons-to-syrian-rebels-iran.html

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