Assad moving chemical arms to Iraq, Lebanon: Rebels

Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The rebels in Syria have blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for moving the chemical weapons out of the country.

Salim Idriss, head of the opposition Free Syrian Army, Thursday said the Syrian government is smuggling the chemical weapons to Iraq and Lebanon, CNN reported.

"Today, we have information that the regime began to move chemical materials and chemical weapons to Lebanon and to Iraq," Salim Idriss told CNN.

Idriss also said that Assad would use those chemical weapons sometime in the future after the international effort to collect and destroy the weapons is completed.

"The regime is behaving like Saddam Hussein," CNN quoted Idriss as saying.


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