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Britain ‘to act’ if Syria chemical weapons reach al Qaeda`s hands

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 14:44

London: Britain is preparing to wage a war in Syria to stop chemical weapons stockpiles from failing into the hands of al Qaeda, a senior general has revealed.

General Sir David Richards said the UK would `have to act if the Assad regime collapsed in chaos to safeguard his massive nerve agent dumps from terrorists clutches`.

According to the Sun, the outgoing Chief of Defence Staff has also revealed planning for a major new operation in Syria.

He said that the new operation in the war-torn country will be led by Special Forces and is well underway.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has built up a massive arsenal of deadly shells, rockets and bombs filled with agents such as Sarin, Tabun, VX and mustard gas, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 13:51

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