The Syrian regime used chemical weapons "last resort"
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The Syrian regime used chemical weapons "last resort"

Damascus : Syria | Sep 19, 2012 at 6:13 AM PDT
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A Syrian rebel prayes before an offensive. Syrian rebels attacked a strategic army base in Aleppo on Friday

"We had serious discussions on the use of chemical weapons, including how to use and in which areas," says a former officer of Bashar al-Assad Times.

The Syrian regime plans to use a "last resort" chemical weapons against its own people, says a Syrian general who defected and presented as the former head of the country's chemical arsenal, in an interview published Wednesday in the daily The British Times. General Adnan Sillu provide in this interview have defected three months ago after participating in discussions at a high level on the use of chemical weapons against the rebels and the population. "We had serious discussions on the use of chemical weapons, including how to use and in what areas," said the officer at the Times. "We talked about how this is a last resort, such as the loss of control by the regime of a large area, such as Aleppo," added the former general. Speaking from Turkey, said he was certain that the Damascus regime might resort to chemical weapons against the population, and these discussions led him to defect. Monday, the German magazine Der Spiegel said that the Syrian army had conducted tests with chemical weapons near the end of August Safira, east of Aleppo. Five to six empty shells of chemicals but for chemical warfare were launched from aircraft or tanks on land called Diraiham in the desert near Chanasir, reputed to be the largest test center for chemical weapons to Syria according to the weekly citing witnesses. Iranian officers, probably Revolutionary Guards, went for the occasion at the scene by helicopter, according to the same source.
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