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Syrian rebels use primitive elements of chemical weapons, Russian expert believes

September 06, 2013, 15:58 UTC+3
Strike on Syria is delivered because the civil war dragged on and rebels were unable to break the regime, spokesman claims
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MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) - Syrian rebels possess primitive elements of chemical weapons and such elements have been used, president of the Institute of Middle East Studies Yevgeny Satanovsky told Itar-Tass.

“In fact, terrorist organisations reached a new level in technology status,” Satanovsky said.

He believes that the possible U.S. strike on Syria is not linked with the country’s willingness to hide the tracks of using chemical weapons.

“The strike on Syria is delivered because the civil war dragged on and rebels were unable to break [Syrian President Bashar] al Assad’s resistance,” Satanovsky said.

“Without destroying major centers of the military infrastructure, militants will lose the war and their sponsors - Saudis, Qataris and Turks - will be in a tough situation,” the Russian expert said.

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