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Syrian towns attacked by tanks, fighters jets

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 - 01:47

Sept. 3 - As fighting rages in Syria, a spokesman for the Syrian Opposition citing sympathetic sources inside President Bashar al Assad's military says three convoys carrying chemical weapons are on the move in the country. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Shelling from government tanks in the Syrian town of Daraya. 'GoGo Go' yells one of the rebel fighters. It wasn't the only part of the country under fire. A suburb of Homs. Fighter jets have repeatedly targeted the area say rebels in this latest video posted to a social media website whose content Reuters cannot independently verify. The situation on the ground is only expected to get more complicated says a Khaled Saleh, spokesman for the Syrian opposition. SOUNDBITE: Syrian National Coalition Spokesman Khaled Saleh saying: "We have received information in the last couple of days that three convoys that are carrying chemical weapons left their locations. Now we can confirm that two of them had arrived at their final destination." Speaking in Turkey, Saleh added that a prominent Syrian medical expert with evidence of an earlier chemical attack, has fled the country. SOUNDBITE: Syrian National Coalition Spokesman Khaled Saleh saying: "In terms of the information presented by Dr. Abdeltawwab Shahrour, he is the head of forensics investigation authority in Aleppo, he has been overseeing and is very aware of many crimes that the Assad regime had committed in Aleppo province, specifically in the city of Khan Alassal." Saleh said Dr. Shahrour, who did not appear at the news conference, had investigated the attack that killed two dozen people in March. Both the government and rebels have blamed each for deaths which are widely believed to have been caused by chemical weapons.

Syrian towns attacked by tanks, fighters jets

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 - 01:47

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