Syrian opposition: Hezbollah using chemical weapons
Lebanese terrorist group accused of using chemical weapons against rebel areas, particularly in Aleppo and Ghouta.
The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah has been accused by Syrian opposition fighters of using chemical weapons supplied by the Assad regime, the Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.
According to Abou Mohammed Al-Assi of the Free Syrian Army's military council, there is evidence of Hezbollah's use of chemical weapons.
“It was proved that chemical (arms) were used in some neighborhoods of Aleppo and Ghouta, areas which have a clear Hezbollah presence,” Al-Assi told Asharq al-Awsat.
The report also noted evidence by the American Stratfor global intelligence company that Hezbollah has been building fortifications near the Syrian town of Al-Qusair, where it intends to store its arsenal of weapons. The presence of munitions factories have also been spotted here.
This is not the first time Hezbollah has showed signs of stockpiling chemical weapons. In 2013, sources indicated that the Assad regime was smuggling chemical weapons to Hezbollah by hiding them in vegetable trucks.
Both the Assad regime and ISIS jihadist group have been accused of using chemical weapons against enemy fighters as well as civilian populations throughout the course of the Syrian civil war.