Chemical arms entered Syria via Turkey from Libya: Gaddafi cousin
The chemical weapons, widely reported to be used by Takfiri terrorists against Syrians some two years ago, were stolen from Libya and later smuggled into Syria via Turkey, a relative of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi says.
Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi, aka Qaddaf al-Dam, the ex-Libyan dictator’s cousin, made the revelation to the state-owned Russian RT English news network on Friday.
Gaddafi said the sarin gas which was used in Syria in 2013 was actually smuggled from Turkey by Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
“The chemical that was used in Syria came out of Libya through another country and reached Syria, and the Western countries know this well,” he told RT.
On August 21, 2013, a chemical weapon was used in the Ghouta area of Damascus suburbs. Hundreds of people died in the attack. According to reports, the rockets used in the assault were handmade and contained sarin.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the then prime minister, along with Ankara’s Western allies, claimed at the time that the chemical attacks in Syria were carried out by the government.
However, Damascus rejected the claims, saying the attack was carried out by militants operating inside the country to draw in foreign intervention. Subsequent investigations by the UN and Russia backed Syria’s assertions.
US war rhetoric against Syria also intensified in August 2013 after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching the chemical attack.