Rebel leaders: Assad shifting chemical stocks to Lebanon, Iraq
“We have told our friends that the regime has begun moving a part of its chemical weapons arsenal to Lebanon and Iraq,” Gen. Salim Idris, the top commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said Saturday.
“We told them do not be fooled,” Idris told reporters in Istanbul, according to Reuters…
Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, head of DOD intelligence, said Thursday it could take as long as seven years to fully account for Syria’s stockpile if a deal is reached.
“I do not have a [high] level of confidence to get through this first iteration” of getting the weapons accounted for, he said.