July 24, 2012
The Syrian regime has moved its stockpile of chemical weapons to airports on its borders, AFP quoted rebels as saying Tuesday, just one day after it warned it could use the unconventional weapons against foreign enemies.
“We reveal that [Syrian President Bashar] Assad has transferred some of these weapons and equipment for mixing chemical components to airports on the border,” a statement from the rebel Free Syrian Army said. “We in the joint command of the FSA inside the country know very well the locations and positions of these weapons.”
The rebels said they believed Assad would not use the weapons against Israel. “The regime that has not fired a single bullet against Israel during the course of three decades is certainly not going to use chemical weapons against that country,” the FSA statement said.
Former IDF Intelligence Directorate head Amos Yadlin on Tuesday also said he does not believe Syria’s chemical weapons are aimed at Israel, speaking with Army Radio.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:24 am