Alleged chemical attack on Quseir, Early May, 2013
The date(s) are not certain with this allegation, but the story was broken on May 4 by Saudi-run Al-Arabiya: investigates residents’ claims of chemical weapons’ use in Qusayr, which said in part:
- Some residents in Syria’s flashpoint town of Qusayr have said the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, was using artillery shells containing fatal Mustard Gas in the area, spokesperson of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) Louay Almokdad told Al Arabiya on Saturday.
- His statement follows reports by activists that Hezbollah, along with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have been using chemical weapons against the armed opposition and residents in Syria.
- Almokdad said that the FSA is still “investigating the reports” before it makes an official announcement. However, he added that there have been cases of asphyxiation, a symptom of Mustard Gas inhalation, which may indicate the use of chemical weapons.
This strange allegation was lodged with some seriousness, and so deserves at least a page, as it stands. In case anything more comes to our awareness, it should appear on the talk page and/or this stub page.