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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
US Travel Warning on Syria Admits Terrorists Use CWs
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Dated October 18, the travel warning states:
"No part of Syria is safe from violence. Small arms fire, improvised explosives, artillery shelling, airstrikes, kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, and the use of chemical weapons transpire with little or no warning, significantly raising the risk of death or serious injury."
"Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons."
"This is the first official recognition by the State Department not only of the presence, but the very use of chemical weapons by Al-Nusra terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks, which we repeatedly warned about," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov explained.