Israel Accuses Syria of Using Chemical Weapons, ‘Probably Sarin
JERUSALEM – For the first time Israel has accused the forces of
President Bashar al-Assad in Syria of using chemical weapons against
rebel forces over the past several months, including “probably sarin,”
the deadly nerve agent that is one of the most feared elements in
Syria’s formidable chemical weapons arsenal.
The accusation was made today by Brigadier General Itai Baron, the
head of the Research Division of Israel’s Military Intelligence, and it
ratchets up the international allegations against Syria of chemical
weapons use, none of which have previously mentioned sarin.