FSA: Syrian army gave chemical weapons to Hezbollah
The Free Syrian army alleges that the Syrian regime has transferred enough chemical weapons to Lebanon, via Hezbollah, to "kill half the population". Here, bodies are shown in a makeshift morgue after they were killed by a chemical attack on the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. (AFP/File)
The Free Syrian Army has urged the United States, Russia and the UN Security Council to expand the investigation of the UN inspectors into the Lebanese territories, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported Thursday.
The daily said that the FSA made the request after receiving “evidence that the Syrian regime had transferred two trucks of chemical weapons to Hezbollah around three months ago.”
The US, Britain and France cited evidence in the report to declare President Bashar Assad's government responsible. Russia called the report "one-sided" and said it has "serious reason to suggest that this was a provocation" by the rebels fighting the Assad regime in Syria's civil war.
The chief weapons inspector said Wednesday that his team, which went to Syria last month and drafted the report, will return to Syria soon to investigate various accusations against the regime and opposition.
Al-Joumhouria said the FSA claims that the chemical weapons allegedly transferred to Hezbollah are “capable of killing half of the Lebanese population and threaten the security and safety of the region.”
The rebels also claimed that the weapons are stored in Mount Sannine, Oyoun Orghosh, the outskirts of Yammouneh and a depot near the town of Meshmesh, al-Joumhouria said.