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Syrian Civil War, 2011 - ? From a local uprising to a proxy war, we discuss the chaos in Syria.

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Old 02 Aug 16, 10:02
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In order to reconcile the village, we had to gas it,

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-...TVqYNjlKJ.html

this too has some humour to it.

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Both government and opposition forces have denied using chemical weapons during the five-year-old civil war. Western powers say the government has been responsible for chlorine and other chemical attacks. The Syrian government and Russia have accused rebel forces of using poison gas.
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Can't read the item (it objects to my ad blocker) but the BBC report says that this is not the first time that that village has had chlorine gas bombs dropped on it
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I picked something exotic to make sure it couldn't be put away as Western Propaganda - the story is pretty much featured everywhere even by the Reconciliation Center itself.

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In the eastern part of the Aleppo city, poisonous agents were used against a residential area located close to Sakhat Saldala Square near Salah al-Din from Sukkari region controlled by insurgents of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki, which had claimed to belong to the opposition. Seven civilians were killed and more than 20 ones were evacuated to hospitals of Aleppo with signs of asphyxia and inhalation burn.
Strange thing is that chlorine gas used in this manner isn't even effective in a military sense, so it's hard to imagine the Russians using it, probably Syrians settling their sectarian issues...
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I won't link video here but local civilians have desecrated the bodies.

Also London based Syrian opposition journalist wishes female Russian crew member stayed alive for Syrians to basically rape her.
https://twitter.com/Nour_Samaha/stat...67059363569664
Welcome to the Middle East, Comrades!

When can we expect the Left-wing press to swing into action with their cries for understanding and their wails about collateral damage?
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Strange thing is that chlorine gas used in this manner isn't even effective in a military sense, so it's hard to imagine the Russians using it, probably Syrians settling their sectarian issues...
The Russians have next to zero reasons to engage in chemical warfare, even if the compound on hand was suitable for the task.
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