Syrian army foils chemical attack on Damascus by al-Nusra

Chemical weapons

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.

Security sources 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 by Turkish 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
recently.

Source: Al Manar

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