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Syria Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Not Ordered’ by Assad – Report

Posted By admin On September 8, 2013 @ 1:25 pm In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
September 8, 2013

BERLIN, September 8 (RIA Novosti) – German intelligence sources suggest that last month’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus was not ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Bild am Sonntag has reported.

Forces loyal to President Assad had been asking him for four months to use chemical weapons against the rebels, but they still received no approval from the Syrian leader. Therefore, the August 21 attack “might not have been sanctioned by Assad,” the report said.

The newspaper also said citing German intelligence that President Assad is likely to remain in power for a long time, even if the United States conducts military strikes on Syria.

US President Barack Obama recently asked the US Congress to support a limited military intervention in Syria because of the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons, which the US claims killed over a thousand civilians in one attack on August 21.

The unrest in Syria began in March 2011 and later escalated into a civil war. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict so far, according to UN estimates.


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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.ria.ru/world/20130908/183273301/Syria-Chemical-Weapons-Attack-Not-Ordered-by-Assad--Report.html

[2] U.S. Admits No Imminent Threat from Syria, No Clear Evidence Assad Ordered Chemical Weapons Attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-admits-no-imminent-threat-from-syria-no-clear-evidence-assad-ordered-chemical-weapons-attack.html

[3] John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-kerry-gives-syria-week-to-hand-over-chemical-weapons-or-face-attack.html

[4] Western officials: No proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-officials-no-proof-assad-used-chemical-weapons-in-syria.html

[5] Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bashar-al-assad-syria-and-the-truth-about-chemical-weapons.html

[6] Syria chemical weapons sites being dispersed to avoid detection, report says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-chemical-weapons-sites-being-dispersed-to-avoid-detection-report-says.html

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