Chemicals found in Syria were from Saudi Arabia

Mon Jul 15, 2013 09:10:28

Chemical materials found by the Syrian army in a storage building used by anti-government insurgents in Jobar were “Made in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

Al-Alam reporter who accompanied the Syrian army on their mission in Jobar’s al-Manashir district, located in Rif Dimashq governorate, said there were packs of poisonous materials and deadly chemicals in the storage.

A video filmed by our reporter showed packs of chemical materials labeled “Made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

The new revelation by Syrian army comes as Russian officials blasted the west for its “naive” allegations of banned arms used by Syrian government forces.

The Russian envoy to the United Nations (UN) said baseless allegations blaming Syrian government for applying chemical weapons are aimed at blocking efforts by the UN to probe into militants’ use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Jobar is one of the main battlefields between the Syrian soldiers and groups of foreign-backed militants who had launched a deadly assault against government forces.

Militants have infiltrated the whole town, with their snipers taking position in different buildings. They have also dug several underground tunnels for moving around and attacking the army soldiers.

Operations in Rif Dimashq are strategically important due to its closeness to the capital Damascus, congested texture of the neighborhoods and the fact that there are many buildings which are occupied by terrorists who use their residents as human shields to hinder army advancements.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


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