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USA: The US knew that Al-Qaeda linked rebels had Sarin from Iraq?01:03

USA: The US knew that Al-Qaeda linked rebels had Sarin from Iraq?

United States, Washington D.C
September 17, 2013 at 08:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: The US knew that Al-Qaeda linked rebels had Sarin from Iraq?

A former Pentagon official blew the lid on a US military assessment regarding chemical agents in the hands of the Syrian opposition, Monday. Michael Maloof, speaking to RT from Washington D.C, stated that the assessment found that the Al-Qaeda affiliated opposition active in Syria had sourced sarin from Iraq. He states that "Al-Qaeda was actually involved in the production, research and dissemination" of the materials.

According to Maloof, 50 indicators and clandestine interviews were used for the report. The Iraqi produced sarin, he states, was transported to Turkey whereupon it became available to al-Qaeda and al-Nusra factions of the Syrian opposition. One such shipment was intercepted by Turkish authorities in May. Maloof goes on to say that since the report "there has actually been a more significant amount of sarin production both in Iraq and in Turkey".

Michael Maloof is a former Defense Department official. He was previously awarded the Defense Department's Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

USA: The US knew that Al-Qaeda linked rebels had Sarin from Iraq?01:03
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USA: The US knew that Al-Qaeda linked rebels had Sarin from Iraq?

A former Pentagon official blew the lid on a US military assessment regarding chemical agents in the hands of the Syrian opposition, Monday. Michael Maloof, speaking to RT from Washington D.C, stated that the assessment found that the Al-Qaeda affiliated opposition active in Syria had sourced sarin from Iraq. He states that "Al-Qaeda was actually involved in the production, research and dissemination" of the materials.

According to Maloof, 50 indicators and clandestine interviews were used for the report. The Iraqi produced sarin, he states, was transported to Turkey whereupon it became available to al-Qaeda and al-Nusra factions of the Syrian opposition. One such shipment was intercepted by Turkish authorities in May. Maloof goes on to say that since the report "there has actually been a more significant amount of sarin production both in Iraq and in Turkey".

Michael Maloof is a former Defense Department official. He was previously awarded the Defense Department's Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

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