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Rebels form unit to secure chemical weapon sites

Ruth Sherlock in Beirut

Published 21/07/2012 | 05:00

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The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) is creating a unit of men trained to secure Syria's chemical weapons sites, said a former general in the country's chemical and biological weapons administration.

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"We have a group just to deal with chemical weapons. They are already trained to secure sites," said Gen Adnan Silou, the most senior member of Bashar al-Assad's regime to join the FSA.

Gen Silou has trained troops in how to secure what analysts believe are the largest chemical weapons stores in the world, consisting principally of sarin, mustard gas and cyanide. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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