Sunday, December 7, 2014

Syria accused of using chlorine gas on ISIL / ISIS to repel attack on a strategic air base in Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian government has been accused of using chlorine gas against the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the latest allegations of chemical weapons use in the country's bitter conflict.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that ISIL fighters showed the effects of a chlorine gas attack as government forces repelled an offensive on a key air base in the country's east.

The UK-based watchdog, which opposes the government, said some the groups fighters had breathing problems as they attempted to close in on the strategic Deir Ezzor military airport.
  • Syrian State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying troops repelled attempts by "terrorists" on several areas near the city of Deir Ezzor and killed "tens of them and destroyed their vehicles and weapons."
  • The station later aired footage of Syrian troops standing near bodies of dead fighters it said were ISIL members who were killed. 

SOHR said since ISIL launched their assault on Thursday, 51 of Assad's forces and 68 ISIL fighters had been killed, including two French citizens. 

One of the last government-held areas in Deir Ezzor province, the outpost is used by the regime to mount raids on ISIL positions in several areas across the country.

  • ISIL controls most of Deir Ezzor province, but half the provincial capital remains in government hands.

The oil-rich province lies between ISIL-controlled Raqqa province and the border with Iraq, and is a key prize for ISIL which declared an widely-unrecognised Islamic 'caliphate' straddling the two countries in June.


  1. Setzt Syrien Chlorgas gegen IS ein?...

    Die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat (IS) hat am Samstag einen Sturmangriff auf den strategisch wichtigen Militärflughafen Dair as-Saur im Osten Syriens begonnen. Die sunnitischen Extremisten setzten dabei einen Selbstmordattentäter als «Türöffner» ein, wie die Syrische Beobachtungsstelle für Menschenrechte meldete.

    Die syrische Luftwaffe habe ihre Gegner anscheinend mit Chlorgas bombardiert. IS-Kämpfer litten unter Atemproblemen, hieß es. Einen klaren Beleg für den Einsatz von Chlorgas gab es aber nicht.
    Dem IS sei es zunächst gelungen, Teile des Flughafens einzunehmen. Die Armee habe jedoch den Vormarsch mit massiven Angriffen aus der Luft stoppen und die Extremisten zurückdrängen können, sagte der Leiter der Menschenrechtler, Rami Abdel Rahman, der Deutschen Presse-Agentur...................,28501302,29257936.html

  2. Syrian Army Frustrates ISIL’s Attack in Deir Ezour, Kills 68 Terrorists ...

    Well-informed military sources denied the reports which stated that the ISIL terrorists controlled one of the Syrian army's positions in the area of al-Jabal in Deir Ezour.

    The sources told Al-Manar that the Syrian army frustrated ISIL's attack and killed 68 multinational terrorists.

    ISIL terrorists massively fled from the battlefield, according to the same sources.

    The Syrian army also launched on Thursday military operations against terrorist organizations’ positions and gatherings in several other provinces, leaving many of their members killed in those operations, while other infiltrating terrorists and attack attempts against military posts were repelled.


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