Ya'alon: Assad regime has repeatedly used chemical weapons in Syria

Defense minister says no end to Syrian conflict in sight; Assad regime has lost control of country, according to Ya'alon.

August 21, 2013 23:15
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Civilians take part in a vigil in solidarity with Syrians killed by an alleged gas attack.

Syria vigil for chemical attack 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

The regime of Basher Assad has used chemical weapons repeatedly in Syria, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Wednesday, though he did not specifically respond to reports of a

The defense minister noted the formations of ethnic and sectarian enclaves in Syria, including the Kurds in the northeast of the country, who have links to Iraqi Kurds, Allawites in the coastal region linked to Damascus via a corridor, and Sunnis in the north.

Lebanon is linked in to the Iranian-sponsored axis, hence the war from Syria is spilling over into it, Ya'alon said.

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