Syrian Blast ‘Linked to Chemical Arms

“Iranian engineers were among those killed in a blast at a secret Syrian military installation two months ago, defense group Jane’s said, claiming the base was being used to develop chemical weapons,” according to Agence France-Presse. “The July 26 explosion in Aleppo, northern Syria, was reported at the time. The official Sana news agency said 15 Syrian military personnel were killed and 50 people were injured, most of them slightly from flying glass. The agency said only that ‘very explosive products’ blew up after fire broke out at the facility, and that the blaze was not an act of sabotage. But in the September 26 edition of Jane’s Defence Weekly, Syrian defense sources were quoted as saying the explosion happened during tests to weaponize a Scud C missile with mustard gas, which is banned under international law.” [View article]

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