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Syrian Gas Moved to Hezbollah in Lebanon

Updated on December 11, 2012
Aleppo and Al Safir
Aleppo and Al Safir
Al Safir Base
Al Safir Base

The only "ace" Assad may have is his chemical and gas weapons. Recent reports indicate that Assad may have moved some of the gas into Lebanon under the protection of Hezbollah. While the reports are unconfirmed, it makes perfect sense for anyone in his situation to do so. Hezbollah is Syria's and iran's proxy force against Israel. Syrian army officers who recently defected report that containers were last week removed from Syrian bases at Jabal Kalamon and loaded on vehicles camouflaged as commercial trucks. These trucks then entered Lebanon and went to sites in the Beqaa\Bekka Valley that borders Syria. Syrian forces have long held positions there with Hezbollah,

Of course, if Israel confirms this, Israel has said it will attack the sites in Lebanon, which will widen the war . The battle around Al Safira, site of Syria’s biggest chemical weapons store and Scud D missiles fitted with chemical warheads remains vital for both factions. The site has changed hands numerous times and at present, Syrian forces hold it. However, the rebels are trying to cut the road connecting Al Safira to Aleppo and have seized parts of Sheikh Suleiman and are getting close to that highway. Its fall would snap shut the rebel siege on Al Safira. If Al Safira falls to rebel forces, so will some gas stocks. Making this worse is the fact that the recent success is because of al-Nusra, the al Qaeda unit from Iraq. Obviously, they are focused in obtaining some chemical weapons,

As to whether Sarin gas will be used, defecting officers clearly state they have been ordered to use it in Damascus whenever the rebels seize a part of the Damascus International Airport.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      I can see why Assad would store some chemicals in Lebanon. if I was Assad, I would do the same.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      5 years ago from USA

      Are you referring to Okab Sakr, the same one who delivered weapons to the "free Syria movement" and who is a radical muslim? The last time I read independent news, it was the rebel faction that had those weapons. Why would Assad risk his reputation in killing his people? What would the "free syria movement" gain to say so? To diabolize Assad among the international population and be credited as liberators. The problem is that the majority is not Syrian but Libyan, Afghan... From all the countries we conquered recently.

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