Chemical Weapons on Sudanese Civilians

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    Syria Tested Chemical Weapons on Sudanese Civilians

    German daily Die Welt is preparing to run a story claiming that Syria recently tested chemical weapons on civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan, killing dozens: Syria tested chemical arms on civilians in Darfur region: press. (Hat tip: Matthew.)

    BERLIN : Syria tested chemical weapons on civilians in Sudan’s troubled western Darfur region in June and killed dozens of people.

    The German daily Die Welt newspaper, in an advance release of its Wednesday edition, citing unnamed western security sources, said that injuries apparently caused by chemical arms were found on the bodies of the victims.

    It said that witnesses quoted by an Arabic news website called ILAF in an article on August 2 had said that several frozen bodies arrived suddenly at the “Al-Fashr Hospital” in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in June.

    Die Welt said the sources had indicated that the weapons tests were undertaken following a military exercise between Syria and Sudan.

    Syrian officers were reported to have met in May with Sudanese military leaders in a Khartoum suburb to discuss the possibility of improving cooperation between their armies.

    According to Die Welt, the Syrians had suggested close cooperation on developing chemical weapons, and it was proposed that the arms be tested on the rebel SPLA, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, in the south.

    But given that the rebels were involved in peace talks, the newspaper continued, the Sudanese government proposed testing the arms on people in Darfur.
     
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    LINK PLEASE! :link: :link: Whoops, so worried about the link, that I forgot to say, WOW! This is important, if true!
     
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    link-channel news asia
     
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    http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,1594,4789_W_1328861,00.html

    Die Welt says Syria tested chemical arms

    The German daily newspaper Die Welt claims that Syria tested chemical weapons on civilians in Sudan's Darfur region in June resulting in the deaths of dozens of people. The newspaper says that "unnamed western security sources" indicated that the weapons tests were undertaken following a military exercise between Syria and Sudan. The accusations appear in an advance release of its Wednesday edition. The United States has accused Syria in the past of trying to acquire materials and the know-how to develop chemical weapons and claims that Sudan has been seeking to improve its capability to produce them for many years.
     
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    Wow, again! Now, we should be able to figure out where they got the weapons from. Any wild guesses?
     
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    In addition to finding the story in 2 german newspapers, and a site called little green footballs.com
     
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    well there was this dictator who was supposed to have a lot of chemical weapons... he's not around anymore but i bet his stockpiles are...in SYRIA!
     
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    Think that's possible? :laugh:
     
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    sure would explain some things for all of us

    guess it would :piss2: on a lot of people's criticism of the war
     
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    hey, thats a bioweapon :D

    Remember the 18 tons of chemical WMD that came out of Syria to be used in Lebanon?
     

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