Syrian Chemical Weapons: Rockets aimed at Tel Aviv, Nato and Aleppo
Former head of Syria's chemical arsenal tells The Times warheads with chemical weapons on missiles 'were to be used against Israel, of course'; says defected because he was convinced regime would use the weapons against civilian population Ynet Published: 09.19.12, 09:06 / Israel News President Bashar Assad's regime has plans to use chemical weapons against its own people, the former head of Syria's chemical arsenal told The Times. Major-General Adnan Sillu, who defected three months ago, was quoted by the British newspaper as saying on Tuesday that he had been party to top-level discussions about the deployment of chemical weapons against rebel fighters and civilians in Syria's second largest city, Aleppo. Related articles: Nasrallah: We'll sacrifice our blood for Mohammed Fence on Syrian border undergoes major upgrade Hezbollah aids Syrian refugees "We were in a serious discussion about the use of chemical weapons, including how we would use them and in what areas. We discussed this as a last resort — such as if the regime lost control of an important area such as Aleppo," General Sillu told The Times in his first interview since his defection. The general said the meeting, held at Syria's chemical weapons center five miles south of Damascus, was the "last straw" for him. Sillu said he defected because he was convinced that the regime would eventually use the weapons against the civilian population. The report said Syria is believed to have the world's third largest <b>...</b>
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