Syria's chemical weapons program was built to counter Israel




 
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Syria's chemical weapons program was built to counter Israel
 
June 4th, 2013  
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Syria's chemical weapons program was built to counter Israel
By Anthony Deutsch and Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMSTERDAM/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons program three decades ago, aided by its neighbors, allies and European chemical wholesalers. Damascus lacked the technology and scientific capacity to set up a program on its own, but with backing from foreign allies it amassed what is believed to be one of the deadliest stockpiles of nerve agent in the world, Western military experts said. ...




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