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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 11:02 AM

Turkish prosecutors indict Syrian rebels for seeking chemical weapons (10 tons of chemicals in May)

Syrian rebel groups sought to buy materials for chemical weapons, prosecutors say

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The prosecutor in the Turkish city of Adana has issued a 132-page indictment, alleging that six men of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham tried to seek out chemicals with the intent to produce the nerve agent, sarin gas, a number of Turkish publications reported.

The main suspect in the case, 35-year-old Syrian-national Hytham Qassap has been charged with “being a member of a terrorist organization” and “attempting to acquire weapons for a terrorist organization.” The other 5, all Turkish nationals are being charged with “attempting to acquire weapons for a terrorist organization.”

The indictment alleges that Qassap tried to setup a network in Turkey in order to obtain chemical materials for the al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham Brigades. Citing telephone calls made by the cell, the prosecution believes that the group ordered at least ten tons of chemicals, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The prosecution also dismissed claims that the suspects were unaware of their wrong doing. “The claim that the suspects didn’t know about the possibility of producing sarin nerve gas from the chemicals they tried to buy is not true which was established when they were testifying,” the document reads.

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http://rt.com/news/turkey-syria-chemical-weapons-850/

Despite very shaky claims that RT made this story up, this is straight from one of Turkey's largest, mainstream newspapers 2 days ago but don't expect it in the US news, it doesn't fit the war narrative.

Don't fall for the bullshit.


Syrian rebel groups sought to buy materials for chemical weapons, prosecutors say

ADANA – Doğan News Agency | September/12/2013

A public prosecutor completed his indictment as part of the probe into the chemicals seized in the southern province of Hatay on Sept. 12, claiming that jihadist Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas.

The indictment, which included transcripts of several phone conversations between the suspects involved, said that a 35-year-old Syrian citizen, identified as Hytham Qassap, established a connection with a network in Turkey in order to procure chemical materials for the al-Nusra Front and jihadist Ahrar al-Sham Brigades.

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“The suspects have pleaded not guilty saying that they had not been aware the materials they had tried to obtain could have been used to make sarin gas. Suspects have been consistently providing conflicting and incoherent facts on this matter,” the indictment said.

Prosecutors also indicated that Turkish dealers of the chemical materials told the prime suspect Qassap during their phone conversations that two of the eight chemicals he was trying to acquire were subject to state approval.

The indictment also contained Qassap’s testimony where he confessed his links with the Ahrar al-Sham Brigades and moved to the city of Antakya following the instructions of its leader, Abu Walid. “After I arrived in Antakya, other rebel groups had come into contact with me. While some had asked me for medicine and other humanitarian aid supplies, others wanted to obtain military equipment,” he told prosecutors.

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http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/syrian-rebel-groups-sought-to-buy-materials-for-chemical-weapons-prosecutors-say.aspx?pageID=238&nID=54365&NewsCatID=341

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Reply Turkish prosecutors indict Syrian rebels for seeking chemical weapons (10 tons of chemicals in May) (Original post)
Catherina Sep 2013 OP
Junkdrawer Sep 2013 #1
Catherina Sep 2013 #2
Daniel537 Sep 2013 #6
Wilms Sep 2013 #3
MisterP Sep 2013 #4
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2013 #5
jakeXT Sep 2013 #7

Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. K&R

The other half of Syria's CW story....

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 11:17 AM

2. It's useful to governments and war hawks drumming up war support only to present one side

How else can you pretend you're sending a bunch of young people in to die with a clear conscience?

So much is lost in our mainstream narrative, such as the fact that it's illegal to fund and arm rebels to go destabilize a country so you can replace its ruler with someone more to your liking.

How would people have felt if a foreign government had stepped in to arm all the racists or/and the rightwingers who can't stand Obama? Or all the people who hated Bush a few years ago? This isn't even a civil war. Hans Blix was interviewed on RT yesterday and explained for dummies that this is a proxy war being led by Saudi Arabia.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:13 PM

6. Your right, its not really a civil war.

Its more like the govt.-orchestrated mass murder of its opposition.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

3. Minor detail.


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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 02:14 PM

4. it's a Peace Narrative now (until they can reverse the polarity again)

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:11 PM

5. Hmmmm...Anybody care to debunk this?

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 06:35 AM

7. Interesting that they waited so long /nt

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