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Al-Nusra Linked to Chemical Production in Turkey

It has been confirmed by the prosecutor's office that a group arrested in Adana with ties to the al Nusra Front had in their possession chemicals that could be used to produce ‘sarin gas.’

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:03pm

Hytham Qassap, a 35 year old Syrian citizen, and five Turkish citizens who are all members of the group Ahrar ash-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, both linked to the global jihadist terror organization al-Qaeda, are being charged in court for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization and attempting to provide weapons for an armed terrorist organization.” Claims have been made that the five Turkish citizens helped Qassem by providing materials used in the production of chemical weapons,

News about the sarin gas chemical weapons, discovered in Turkey, and further statements by officials about the content of the chemicals which stated that the seized material was 'not sarin but anti-freeze' have been on the agenda for a very long time, and due to this the conclusion of events is that at the end of the eagerly awaited investigation of the prosecution, the criminal charges have put an end to these debates. According to the charges of the court, the chemical substances did not have the attributes of sarin gas, but they are substances used in the production of sarin. According to the prosecution indictment, “It is possible to produce sarin gas by combining the materials in proper conditions.”

The public prosecutor who completed the investigation prepared the indictment, and information about the chemical weapons and the terror organizations were included in the 132-page indictment. It has also been claimed that Hytham Qassap, a member of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group , attempted to obtain large amounts of chemical substance from companies in Adana. The chemicals that he reportedly attempted to acquire are connected with the production of sarin gas, but do not hold the attributes of sarin.

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