Qatari Military Officers Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria Insurgents
Christof Lehmann, nsnbc.me, Jun 22, 2013
Chemicals, which were used in a chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians in the Khan al-Asal district of Aleppo in March 2013, have been delivered to the insurgents by two Qatari military officers. The Qatari officers transported the chemicals through Turkey. Turkish authorities had foreknowledge and approved of the operation. The chemical weapons attack in Khan al-Asal killed at least 25 and injured more than 100 Syrian civilians.
The information was published by the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar, which states that the intelligence is part of security information from “a certain regional state”. nsnbc international received independent confirmation of the information´s validity from a Palestinian citizen, resident in Turkey, who entertains close ties to Palestinian intelligence services and Syria.
The two Qatari officers Major Fahd Saeed al-Hajiri and Captain Faleh Bin Khalid al-Tamimi, have reportedly transported the chemical substances from Qatar through Turkey, with the foreknowledge, approval, and direct help of Turkish authorities who have covered over the transfer of the substances to the terrorists.
Turkish security services were, according to the information, also involved in covering up evidence that transpired after the arrest of 12 members of Jabhat al-Nusrah, who were in possession of two metal cylinders with 2 kg of the internationally banned nerve agent Sarin. Only days after the confiscation of the 2 kg Sarin in Turkey, Syrian authorities secured 2 kg Sarin from insurgents in Syria.
The security information also stresses, that al-Hajiri and al-Tamimi were subsequently killed in a suspicious explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia on 5 May. Reportedly, both Russian, Syrian and other intelligence services are speculating whether the death of the two Qatari officers is part of a cover-up, to prevent that higher Qatari and Turkish officials could become implicated in the war crime that was committed with the chemicals in Aleppo.
The chemical weapons attack in the Khan al-Asal district of Aleppo in March 2013, killed at least 25 and injured more than 100 civilians. Although both France, Britain and the U.K. continue accusing the Syrian government and the Syrian armed forces for having used chemical weapons, and despite their repeated claims of “evidence”, all available physical and circumstantial evidence exonerates the Syrian authorities and points toward, what members of the anti-Syrian alliance euphemistically generalize as “The Opposition”.
The Syrian government has repeatedly pointed out that chemical laden rockets were being fired from locations which were held by insurgents. In some of the cases Turkish military officers were present at these locations when the weapons were fired against Syrian civilians.
Syria, backed by Russia continues demanding a full investigation of each single case of chemical weapons use, by an independent expert commission. So far, the USA, UK and France have sabotaged comprehensive and full investigations of chemical weapons use by demanding Iraq-style, sweeping searches for chemical weapons throughout Syria.