Syria

Syrian Government Will Deploy Chemical Weapons "As a Last Resort"

Military officials discussed using chemical weapons if the regime lost Aleppo

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The Syrian regime plans to deploy chemical weapons against its own people "as a last resort", the former head of Syria's chemical arsenal has said in an interview with a British newspaper.

Major-General Adnan Sillu said he defected from the Syrian army three months ago after being party to top-levels talks about the use of chemical weapons on both rebel fighters and civilians.