Syrian rebels seize El Saphira near big chemical weapons store

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that, after three days of fierce fighting, Syrian rebel units Thursday seized control of the small southwestern Syrian town of El Saphira, just 3 kilometers from the Syrian army’s largest chemical weapons store. Our sources disclose that this base holds Scud D missiles armed with chemical warheads which are pointed towards Israel. This is the closest the Syrian rebels have come to a major mililtary WMD storage center.

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