Syria: Assad Launching Chemical Weapons Attacks with Chlorine


syriaThe Assad regime has reverted to the use of lethal chlorine gas, first used in World War I, in a series of recent attacks, Western officials believe.

Francois Hollande, the French president, on Sunday declared the Syrian leader had continued to use chemical weapons.

While the Syrian regime has handed over 80% of its declared chemical weapons stockpile for destruction under UN supervision, officials are examining attacks on at least three towns in the last week where credible reports point to the use of chlorine gas, leaving dozens of people seeking treatment.

Video footage shows Chinese-manufactured chlorine gas canisters rigged with explosive detonators hitting the town of Kafr Zita near Hama.

{ Israel News Bureau}