Turkey stations chemical experts at Syrian border

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Published Thursday, May 9, 2013

Turkey's state-run agency said Thursday that the country has stationed a team of eight experts to screen injured Syrians at the border to ensure they are not victims of any chemical attack.

The Anadolu Agency said that a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense vehicle, manned by the team, has been deployed at the main Cilvegozu border gate with Syria. The move follows allegations of possible chemical weapons use in the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad and rebels who want to overthrow him.

The agency says the team examines injured Syrians for signs of chemical agents before sending them to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The Syrian government and insurgents exchanged accusations over who was responsible for the death of at least 25 people as a result of toxic chemicals late March.

Officials in Syria's capital, Damascus, deny claims that the Assad government has used chemical weapons. The rebels also deny any allegations of chemical weapon use.

(AP, Al-Akhbar)

Comments

Hilarious! The Ottomans can provide support to rebels in the use of chemical and biological weapons and send someone to Damascus to check for depleted radioactive uranium in the aftermath of the bombing undertaken by its close friend Israel! Stay at home you Ottoman thugs the days of your empire are long over.

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