Syrian chemical rockets - a weekly occurence?

It’s been a busy week in Syrian chemical weaponville. The two alleged attacks last week have had an additional one added to them.

Today (Monday) reports have come out of a further attack alleged by the opposition against the state. In this case attacks against the besieging forces by State units in Adra, on the outskirts of Damascus.

This time 2 fighters were killed and 26 wounded.

Although over 17 press articles are circulating and retweeting they all seem sourced from a single Reuters quote. A cynic would question whether there was an attempt to deflect attention away from the leadership crisis facing the opposition.

In any event the Syrian government have followed up on their claims with blood and soil samples and the suggestion it was a chlorine solution.

As usual, half-hearted analysis has suggested this would be inconsistent with 26 deaths. Perhaps those clever analysts may want to consider the number of deaths that a rocket causes when it lands and whether the deaths are directly attributed to the chlorine or blast effect.

This was seen in Iraq with the chlorine attacks that confusion reigned between the deaths caused by the blast, and those by the chemical.

Further reports have suggested the rocket came from an al-nusra controlled area - and when suicide bombs are condoned then its hard to see why they would be queasy about trying to carry out chemical attacks. Islamist Groups have for some time experimented with using available chemicals in warheads.

It’s been a busy week in Syrian chemical weaponville. The two alleged attacks last week have had an additional one added to them.
Today (Monday) reports have come out of a further attack alleged by the opposition against the state. In this case attacks against the besieging forces by State units in Adra, on the outskirts of Damascus.

This time 2 fighters were killed and 26 wounded.

Although over 17 press articles are circulating and retweeting they all seem sourced from a single Reuters quote. A cynic would question whether there was an attempt to deflect attention away from the leadership crisis facing the opposition.

In any event the Syrian government have followed up on their claims with blood and soil samples and the suggestion it was a chlorine solution.

As usual, half-hearted analysis has suggested this would be inconsistent with 26 deaths. Perhaps those clever analysts may want to consider the number of deaths that a rocket causes when it lands and whether the deaths are directly attributed to the chlorine or blast effect.

This was seen in Iraq with the chlorine attacks that confusion reigned between the deaths caused by the blast, and those by the chemical.

Further reports have suggested the rocket came from an al-nusra controlled area - and when suicide bombs are condoned then its hard to see why they would be queasy about trying to carry out chemical attacks. Islamist Groups have for some time experimented with using available chemicals in warheads.

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