Syrian defector: Assad forces transferred WMDs to Lebanon

According to the defector, in January, two senior Syrian officers were transferring 100 kilograms of the chemicals used to compose the lethal sarin gas from a secret base some 50 km northeast of Damascus in the direction of Lebanon.

Syria is known to be in the possession of some 500 tons of isopropanol and methylphosphonyl difluoride, but stores them separately so as to avoid any lethal leaks.

According to recent reports, processes of merging the substances, rendering them ready for use, have already begun. The defector’s information supports the theories by which Syria is preparing to activate chemical weapons, as it is now capable of transporting the chemicals and probably mix them en route.

To further substantiate the claim by which Assad’s regime was prepared to utilize chemical weapons, various Syrian sources reported that in a facility in the Damascus suburb of Dumar, special vehicles were upgraded in order to transport the chemical components.

Full article: Syrian defector: Assad forces transferred WMDs to Lebanon (ynet)

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