MIDEAST > Turkey's state agency obtains detailed information about chemical attacks in Syria

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

Print Page Send to friend »
 Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. AFP Photo

Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. AFP Photo

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency has reportedly obtained detailed information about Aug. 21 chemical attacks in Syria that killed hundreds, including the list of army forces that took part in the attacks.

The chemical attacks was allegedly conducted by Syrian regime forces simultaneously from two centers on Aug. 21 at around 2.45 a.m. and targeted residential areas and some zones between Duma-Harasta and Zamalka in East and West Ghouta.

The 155th Missile Brigade, including the 51st, 52nd, 577th, 578th, 579th and 1097th missile troops, as well as a technical support team, were allegedly involved in the attacks, the agency said.

Some 15 to 20 missiles with chemical warheads were fired by the 155th Missile Brigade in Kufeyte and forces from the 4th Armored Division on Qasyoun Mountain.

FROG-7/Luna and/or M600 missiles were fired from Kufeyte, while rockets with a 15-to-70-kilometer range were fired from Qasyoun.

Anadolu did not explain where it obtained the information from. Many countries, including Turkey, have blamed the Syrian government for the attack, but there has not yet been any definitive evidence showing which side was responsible for the deadly raid.


PRINTER FRIENDLY Send to friend »


Notice on comments

Blue Dotterel

8/30/2013 7:18:23 PM

Mossad provided the information no doubt. A truly reliable source on syrian info - no conflict of interest there, just an impartial observer. Only a fool would believe that the Syrian military would use chemical weapons when it is decisively winning the war despite western supply of weapons to the 'rebels''.

sam stevens

8/30/2013 6:21:17 PM

Nonsense, all the evidence is that they couldn't have done it. Speak to someone who knows about cylinders & the area of contamination & then see the propaganda lie are from terrorists.....of which there are a number of different groups.The numbers of dead just do not tally,nor has anyone told us a break down of figures,like were they innocents [ apart from the children] or were they rebels & terrorists. This sabre rattling from other countries is shameful, all using any excuse to go war !

Nageyec Conduz

8/30/2013 6:13:49 PM

There has not yet been a definitive evidence which side is to put the blame, is a very cheap conclusion or even suggestion. This daily has a responsibility to work on the interest of the public, be it the national or international, yet, even suggesting the free Syrian army has chemical weapons stockpile is evidently a calculated mistake and an insult to the hundreds of people who died as a result of this horrific chemical attack.

Irish Rover

8/30/2013 6:10:26 PM

@Çilgin, Amin!

ladre oldsubstance

8/30/2013 5:59:25 PM

Hold your horses gents. It is just AA. Like Zaytung. Onion, etc

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

8/30/2013 5:47:24 PM

AA is not a credible news agency.

Rimon Tree

8/30/2013 5:37:44 PM

Strange! Everybody "obtains" informations and proofs about it, but nobody really shows them!

Çılgın Kanarya

8/30/2013 4:36:01 PM

"Anadolu did not explain where it obtained the information from". Well this commentator for one doesn't believe a thing he hears from the AKP controlled state media, so they'd jolly well better reveal their sources if they want to be believe by the educated 50% of Turkish society! I don't know what it is that makes me so sceptical ... It must be something to do with the daily barrage of lies emanating from AKP officials! If I hear it from an unbiased, rational and respectable source, no problem.
< >


AcerPro S.I.P.A HTML & CSS Agency