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The Supreme Military Council of the Syrian rebels released on a statement on Tuesday which said that the rebel forces took control of an army missile base in Damascus, in which ten ready-to-launch missiles were found. Some of the missiles, according to the statement, were converted to carry non-conventional warheads.
“During the successful operation, the operatives of the Free Syrian Army found a large number of rockets ready for launching, with enormous destructive capability, and they were very surprised to find missiles that were converted to carry non-conventional warheads and which can be equipped with chemical or biological warheads,” said the statement which was translated by Arab affairs expert Dalit Halevi.
The Supreme Military Council of the rebels went on to claim that it had confirmed the report by examining photographic documentation of the scene.
The Council warned that these facts indicate that the Assad regime is getting ready to bomb cities in Syria using these missiles, and the possibility that he will use missiles with unconventional warheads cannot be ruled out.
The Council called on Arab countries and the international community to immediately intervene in order to protect the lives of the Syrian people “before the regime moves to a new level of crimes, which will have tragic consequences for the entire region.”
On Monday, French President Francois Holllande warned that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would be sufficient reason for Western countries to intervene in Syria.
Hollande said that France was working along with several other countries to create a protective zone around Syria, to be in position to move in if necessary.
A similar warning was made last week by U.S. President Barack Obama, who said that President Bashar al-Assad should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons.
Originally posted by Ben81
So now that we have this article
claiming that the FSA have 10 chemical warhead
they were very surprised to find missiles that were converted to carry non-conventional warheads and which can be equipped with chemical or biological warheads,”
Originally posted by aarys
Star and flag for this find. Im a feeling those naughty rebels might just use these warheads in the near future. Then blame it on Assad. Where did these weapons come from anyway. I really dont think Assad would let these weapons full into there hands. Im praying for peace.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Ben81
I know what the title states but, have you actually read the article?
Originally posted by TDawgRex
If the FSA actually had chem-bio weapons, they may fire them at Israel just to further muddy the waters. All hell would break loose then.
Originally posted by bjarneorn
My personal belief, is that "Israel" is right
Iran is the big culprit, in my view. The rebels are muslim extremists, that reply to Iran, or Saudi.
And the fact, that western nations are "supporting" the Rebels, is a serious reason for Israel to feel a cold surge down it's spine.
The only conclusion is, that the west doesn't intend to do anything about Iran ...