Syrian Military Unit Scattering Chemical Weapons

Syrian Military Unit Scattering Chemical Weapons

Officials in the Middle East claim Syria’s elite Unit 450 “has been moving stocks of poison gases and munitions to as many as 50 sites to make them harder for the U.S. to track.” 

This not only serves to hide the weapons but also make it more difficult for the U.S. to attack for fear of hitting the weapons and dispersing the gas.

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. and Israeli “intelligence agencies still believe they know where most of the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons are located, but with less confidence than six months ago.”

The U.S. claims a Syrian chemical weapons attack killed more than 1,400 Syrians on August 21. Assad denies having any role in such an attack, but is “prepared to sign an agreement banning the use of chemical weapons.”

U.S. officials believe Syria has “1,000 metric tons of chemical and biological weapons.” They believe Unit 450 was scattering chemical weapons as recently as last week. 

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