Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2013
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- While Russian experts have issued a report about an investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria, the Syrian Armed Forces seized a massive chemical depot from foreign backed insurgents after a heavy gunfight. The seized chemicals would, according to Syrian sources, have been sufficient to cause mass death on an unprecedented scale.
The seizure of the chemicals from the insurgents coincides with recent intelligence reports, according to which a renewed, political and military campaign against Syria will be initiated by the “opposition”, the insurgents, and the international alliance behind the war on Syria. The war has claimed more than 93.000 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands, since 2011.
Massive Chemical Depot Seized from Insurgents in Banis, Tartus.
The Syrian armed forces have seized a large amount of weapons, computers, communications equipment, and a large stockpile of chemicals, after a gunfight with insurgents on a farm in Banias, Tartus, near the Mediterranean Coast.
According to official Syrian government sources, the armed forces seized 79 barrels of Polyethylene Glycol, 67 barrels of Monoethylene Glocol, 25 barrels of Monoethanolamine, 68 barrels of Diethanolamine, and 42 barrels of Triethanolamine at the farm in Banias. The chemicals would, reportedly, have been sufficient to wipe out an entire city, if not the entire country.
al-JafaariThe Syrian government has invited the United Nation chemical weapons investigator Ake Sellstrom and the UN disarmament chief Angela Kane for talks to Damascus on Monday to announce the seizure of the chemical stockpile. The Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja´afari said:
“The Syrian authorities have discovered yesterday, in the city of banias, 281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials, capable of destroying a whole city, if not the whole country”.
Discovery of Chemical Stockpile followed Intelligence Reports about Insurgents Preparations for Military Campaign in August – September and Renewed Political Campaign of “Opposition”.
The discovery of the chemicals stockpile, which according to official Syrian sources were sufficient to wipe out en entire city, if not the entire countryfollowed a recent intelligence report that states, that the current, relative military calm was due to the insurgents preparation of weapons caches throughout Syria, in preparation of a renewed military campaign in August – September 2013.