Israel Confirms: Assad Used Chemical Weapons on Rebels

(Ha'aretz) Jonathan Lis - A senior Israeli official said on Monday that intelligence services have unequivocal evidence that Bashar Assad's military has used chemical weapons against rebels. The official said that "these are not intelligence estimates...rather proof, and even more than proof. There is substantial material about the use of chemical weapons by Assad's army. It is known to all intelligence agencies." "One of the central dangers in Israel's view is the transfer of Syrian weapons to Hizbullah and Lebanon, as well as to terrorist organizations trying to reach the border. The possibility of them acquiring chemical or conventional weapons they never had before has implications for the State of Israel."

2013-04-30 00:00:00

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