Smoke rises in Aleppo as fighting continues through the night in the northern Syrian city where a large rebel force launched an offensive on an army base. Picture: AFP Source: AFP
US and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior US defence official said on Monday, as the Obama administration strongly warned the Assad regime against using them.
Wired reports that engineers working for the Assad regime have begun combining the two chemicals that are used to make a chemical weapon from sarin gas – a deadly nerve toxin developed by Nazi Germany.
- Worst Fears Confirmed: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Now Locked And Loaded, Military Awaits Assad’s Orders (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)