US-backed Terrorists Renew Threat to Use Chemical Arms against Syrians and Damascus Gov’t
Political Advisor to the so-called Free Syrian Army Bassam ed-Dade acknowledged FSA’s chemical weapons capability, and renewed the rebels’ threat to use the lethal weapons against the Syrian Army.
Speaking to Turkish Anadolu News Agency, ed-Dade said that the FSA has achieved the capability to produce chemical arms.
He said the FSA has acquired the raw materials for the production of chemical weapons and has achieved the capability to produce chemical weapons using some defected members of the Syrian army.
He added that the group will use these lethal weapons to target bases and centers of the Syrian government if necessary.
Late last month, armed rebels released a second film on the Internet which shows them testing a poisonous chemical agent on an animal in Western Syria.
The footage shows terrorists testing a chemical substance on a rabbit in the coastal city of Latakia, the Lebanese television al-Manar reported.
On the same day, the armed rebels used chemical weapons in their attacks against the Syrian army in Darya district of Reef (outskirts of) Damascus.
“The terrorists have already thrown three cube-shaped plastic bags towards the (Syrian) army’s forces that killed seven forces due to the gases emerging from the bags,” a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard told the Iran-based Arab-language Al-Alam news channel at the time.
The commander noted that a yellow button is installed on the bags and by pushing that a yellow gas came out and those who inhaled it died after nearly one hour.
Since several weeks ago, different media had reported about the presence of chemical weapons in Syria and the possibility of its use by armed rebels.
Terrorists have tried hard in the last several days to make Syrian cities unsafe for citizens, but the army has purged them from most neighborhoods and districts, killed tens of them and arrested many others.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.