army foils chemical attack on Damascus by al-Nusra
Earnest June 16, 2014
Newscast Media DAMASCUS—Syria's army foiled a plot by al-Nusra Front in cooperation
with the Turkish Intelligence, to launch a chemical attack using Sarin
gas against Damascus during Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's oath ceremony,
according to Al Manar.
The Syrian army launched rocket attacks against one of the farms in the
Damascus southern countryside where a
concluding meeting was held by 11 Nusra leaders before attempting to launch
chemical (Sarin gas) attacks upon the capital.
reported that the Syrian army carried out a swift attack against the 11
militant leaders and employed warplanes to destroy the whole
building where the meeting was held.
According to Al Manar, assisted
intelligence, Nusra Front was able to obtain 16 Sarin gas pipes from
Bulgaria and conducted exercises on the use of homemade rockets.
Syrian security sources noted that
frustrating the chemical attack is part of an operation of foiling a number
of terrorist attacks against Damascus during the presidential elections,
asserting that the Syrian security services have started to employ
sophisticated equipment, that has enabled them to frustrate many plots