HAZMAT/Chemicals
  Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2018
Confirmation: Assad has been using chemical weapons from stocks he pledged to relinquish in 2013
Homeland Security News Wire

Labs performing scientific analysis for the UN chemical weapons watchdog have confirmed that the Assad regime has continued to use chemical weapons against Sunni civilians in Syria – chemical munitions from stocks which the regime was supposed to have relinquished in 2013. The analysis also concluded that it would have been virtually impossible for the anti-regime rebels to carry out a coordinated, large-scale chemical strikes with poisonous munitions, even if they had been able to steal the chemicals from the government’s stockpile.



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