Iraq returns the favor? Lebanese paper reports Syria hiding chem weapons in Iraq
You will recall that I have presented proof in the past that the late Iraqi dictator
Saddam Hussein transferred
to Syria in the lead-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the Lebanese daily al-Mustaqbal
, Syria is now returning the favor
Syria has moved 20 trucks worth of equipment and material used for
the manufacturing of chemical weapons into neighboring Iraq, the
Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal reported on Sunday.
The government in Baghdad has denied allegations that it is helping the Syrian government conceal chemical stockpiles.
The newspaper reported that the trucks crossed the boundary separating
Syria with Iraq over the course of Thursday and Friday. Border guards
did not inspect the contents of the trucks, which raises suspicions that
they contained illicit cargo, according to Al-Mustaqbal.
Last week, the head of the Free Syrian Army told CNN that opposition
intelligence indicated Assad was moving chemical arms out of the
"Today, we have information that the regime began to move
chemical materials and chemical weapons to Lebanon and to Iraq,"
General Salim Idriss told CNN.
"We have told our friends that the
regime has begun moving a part of its chemical weapons arsenal to
Lebanon and Iraq. We told them do not be fooled," Idris told reporters
Labels: Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Syria