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Sudan's Darfur region: Chemical weapons test area?

by Paul C / September 14, 2004 8:34 PM PDT
According to the German newspaper Die Welt, probably so - and the testers are Syrians:

Syria tested chemical weapons on civilians in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region in June and killed dozens of people.

The German daily Die Welt newspaper, in an advance release of its Wednesday edition, citing unnamed western security sources, said that injuries apparently caused by chemical arms were found on the bodies of the victims.

It said that witnesses quoted by an Arabic news website called ILAF in an article on August 2 had said that several frozen bodies arrived suddenly at the "Al-Fashr Hospital" in the Sudanese capital Khartoum in June.

Die Welt said the sources had indicated that the weapons tests were undertaken following a military exercise between Syria and Sudan...

The United States has accused Syria of trying to acquire materials and the know-how to develop chemical weapons and claims that Sudan has been seeking to improve its capability to produce them for many years.
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Re: Sudan's Darfur region: Chemical weapons test area?
by SteveGargini / September 17, 2004 4:10 AM PDT

I agree the very high possibility that Saddam's weapons finished up there J. and Paul.

The United States has accused Syria of trying to acquire materials and the know-how to develop chemical weapons and claims that Sudan has been seeking to improve its capability to produce them for many years.

Perhaps it's just a matter of time before a terrorist group get their hands on a chemical weapon.
It's a chilling prospect in my book.

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Paul - what happened to the front end of these entries
by SteveGargini / September 17, 2004 4:15 AM PDT

Edwards entry was the first?

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