September 3, 2013

Syrian Rebels in Ghouta Report Chemical Attack Was a Rebel Mistake

Syrians in Ghouta, including rebels and eyewitnesses are reporting that the chemical attacks on August 21 in Ghouta were the result of rebel mistakes. This story comes from veteran Associated Press writer, Dale Gavlak, via his new gig at MintPress. Gavlak has been covering the Middle East for years for the AP and other outlets.
In his most recent story, Gavlak interviewed numerous "doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families" in an attempt to find out what happened from people that live in the affected regions. Many of those interviewed believe the weapons came from Saudi Arabia via Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of one opposition rebel who died in the chemical attack is quoted, "My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry." He went on to describe the weapons as "having a 'tube-like structure' while others were like a 'huge gas bottle.'"

Syrian Rebels - Chemical attack was Rebel mistake

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