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Syrian rebel leader says Assad moving chemical weapons to Lebanon,Iraq

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have started moving some of their chemical weapons to Lebanon and Iraq in the last few days to evade a possible U.N. inspection. General Selim Idris said rebel brigades regard the proposed U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Assad’s chemical arsenal as a blow to their two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove Assad. There […]

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have started moving some of their chemical weapons to Lebanon and Iraq in the last few days to evade a possible U.N. inspection.

General Selim Idris said rebel brigades regard the proposed U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Assad’s chemical arsenal as a blow to their two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove Assad.

There was no immediate comment from Syrian authorities.

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First published on: 14-09-2013 at 05:35:13 pm
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