Syrian opposition fears fresh chemical attack
ISTANBUL (AFP) - The Syrian opposition said on Tuesday it feared a fresh chemical attack by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, after three convoys believed to be filled with chemical weapons were spotted.
"We have had recent information that there were three convoys loaded with chemical weapons (that) left their locations and now we can confirm that two of them have reached their final destination," opposition spokesman Khaled Saleh told a press conference in Istanbul.
Since the weekend, two convoys reached Ezra'a, near to the southern city of Deraa, and the Dommair military airport on the outskirts of Damascus, Mr Saleh said.
"We have very serious concerns, based on information that we received from sources inside Assad's army, that they might be considering using those chemical weapons against innocent civilians," he said.