for the latest news reports on who was behind the use of gas in Syria last week, see:
Carmen Rengel (Jerasulen),”El espionaje de Israel interceptó una llamada de cargos sirios sobre el ataque; La Inteligencia israelí interceptó una charla de funcionarios sirios que confirma la implicación del régimen en el ataque químico; Netanyahu llama a filas a reservistas ante una eventual agresión de Damasco,” El Pais, 28 de agosto de 2013 (1603 CET).
According to Rengel, Israel has delivered to the U.S. a tape revealing the unvolvement of a high-level official of the Syrian government in demanding answers regarding the use of gas in Syria last week. The big question is whether such use was ordered by the central command or was rather undertaken by an inferior unit which took matters into its own hands.
Rengel adds that Israeli Channel 2 has also reported, without citing sources, that the chemical attack in Ghuta was carried out by the 155th Brigade of the Fourth Division, which is commanded by Maher Assad, the president’s brother, who is well known for his bloodthirsty character. The projectiles containing toxic gas are said to have been launched from the mountains east of the capital.
See also Noah Shachtman, “Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say,” Foreign Policy (The Cable), August 27, 2013.
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