US fears Assad relocating chemical stockpiles


DC reportedly concerned over Syria’s moving of chemical weapons arsenal. Experts divided over whether Assad means to use them or is trying to safeguard them
Yitzhak Benhorin, Reuters
The country’s undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent Syrian ‘chemical, biological’ weapons concern IsraelWASHINGTON – US officials said that chemical weapons arsenal out of storage facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Western nations have looked for signs amid the rebellion against President ethnic cleansing campaign. But other officials said Mr. Assad may be trying to safeguard the material from his opponents or to complicate Western powers’ efforts to track the weapons.
Whatever the motivation, the evidence that the chemical weapons are coming into play could escalate the conflict in Syria, the report said. “This could set the precedent of Israeland nearby
The Assad government has in the past denied having weapons of mass destruction.

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