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Syria: Jihadist Al-Nusra Front Siezes Chemical Factory Near Allepo

Late Saturday night, it was reported that FSA fighters captured a Syrian chemical factory used to make toxic chlorine. Some reports suggested that the chloride factory at Al-Safira, southeast of Aleppo, is a also a chemical weapons depot and research

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Israel ‘Knows How to Deal With Syria’s Chemical Threat’

The growing question of Syria’s possible deployment of chemical weapons is now far less theoretical than it has been before this week, when US intelligence revealed that latest intel indicates that sarin gas has been activated and loaded into canisters,

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Reports: Syria is Moving Chemical Weapons Before War Gets Wider

‘Syrian opposition ready to secure chemical weapons’ A senior Syrian military defector has told Reuters that Assad’s forces are moving Syria’s chemical stockpile across country. Meanwhile, the Free Syrian Army is forming a team to secure the country’s chemical weapons,

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Haifa stages big home defense exercise simulating Syrian-Hizballah chemical attack

On Wednesday, July 18, the Home Command launches its first large-scale peparedness exercise for an emergency arising from a potential Syrian and/or Hizballah chemical attack on Haifa, Israel’s third largest town. The scenario simulates a chemical missile revenge attack by

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Jordan King Warns Syria’s Chemical Weapons Bound for al Qaeda

Syria is spinning out of control and in a worst case scenario the Al-Qaeda militant group could get its hands on some of the regime’s chemical weapons, Jordan’s King Abdullah, pictured in January 2012, said Wednesday. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) The

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