Wednesday, October 30, 2013
According to Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen, foreign-backed death squads also known as Syrian “rebels” have once again used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.
As RT reports, the chemical weapons came in the form of an artillery shell which was detonated near the Syria/Turkey border in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah. Kurdish defense forces were the apparent targets of the chemical weapons detonation.
According to Kurdish fighters on the ground, after the shell was detonated, a yellow smoke began emanating and many of them began experiencing symptoms of “severe chemical intoxication.”(Source)
Fighting has raged in Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah for at least two days and Kurdish forces have been successful at repelling attacks by death squads seeking to overrun the area. During the fighting, the Kurdish Defense Forces have managed to kill 28 death squad members belonging to both al-Qaeda-linked Jobhat al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Kurdish population has come to resent the death squads as much other Syrians, even though the Kurds initially attempted to remain as neutral as possible since the beginning of the conflict. Recently, however, Kurds have been mobilizing armed militias in an attempt to defend their territory and neighborhoods from “rebel” assaults.
If reports coming from Al-Mayadeen are accurate, this would be at least the third instance in which chemical weapons have been used by death squads in Syria, with the previous two having initially been blamed on President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government by Western nations and media propagandists.
In both of the previous instances, there was never one shred of credible evidence that Assad was guilty of using the chemical weapons. There was, however, abundant evidence that the death squads were the responsible party.