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Syrian rebel leader says Assad moving chemical weapons to Lebanon, Iraq
September 14, 2013 / 12:00 PM / 4 years ago

Syrian rebel leader says Assad moving chemical weapons to Lebanon, Iraq

ISTANBUL, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have started moving some of their chemical weapons to Lebanon and Iraq in the last few days to evade a possible U.N. inspection.

General Selim Idris said rebel brigades regard the proposed U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Assad’s chemical arsenal as a blow to their two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove Assad.

There was no immediate comment from Syrian authorities.

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