A phone call between a militant affiliated to the so-called "Shuhada al-Bayada Battalion" in Homs and his boss called Adulbasit from Saudi Arabia uncovered that antigovernment fighters used the chemical weapons in Deir Ballba in Homs countryside.
During a phone call broadcast on the Syrian TV Channel, the militant said that his group which comprises 200 terrorists escaped from al-Bayadah to al-Daar al-Kabera through a tunnel, adding that they needed to buy weapons to attack the City of Homs, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
A senior Israeli official says chemical weapons were used in the attack in Syria that left at least 100 people dead in the eastern suburbs of Damascus.
Yuval Steinitz, the minister for intelligence and strategic affairs, says Israel's assessment is based on "intelligence estimates." He did not elaborate.
Steinitz told Israel Radio on Thursday that the attack the previous day was not the first time such agents were used.
Steinitz appears to be blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and calls his regime "exceptionally cruel."
Iran's new Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged regional and global actors to avoid foreign intervention in crisis-hit Syria, warning that violence would spill over into the entire region otherwise.
"Any kind of foreign intervention in Syria would only lead to fratricide and bloodshed and increase concerns over sectarianism and extremism in the entire region," the Iranian foreign minister said following a cabinet meeting here in Tehran on Wednesday.
"Resolving the Syrian issue requires a decision-making based on wider views," he continued.
Syrian troops have carried out the world’s deadliest chemical weapons attack in decades, opposition figures have claimed.
Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad have been accused of deploying nerve gas in suburbs to the east of Damascus, with up to 1,300 people killed.
The UK has joined the EU in calling on United Nations weapons inspectors, who recently arrived in the capital, to urgently be dispatched to the suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar.
President Hasan Rouhani formed a new government full of ministers who have had some good relations with Western officials.
This led to conservatives in parliament denouncing him but the senior clerics who have the final say on everything were silent. The plan appears to be having Rouhani convincingly pretend to be “moderate” and get the tough economic sanctions lifted.
The compromised Twitter accounts are the ones of the New York Post (@newyorkpost), from which all tweets have been removed except one urging users to follow @nypost, Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis), Paul Swartz (@NYPost_Schwartz), Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) and NY Post Business (@nypostbiz).
From the hijacked accounts, the Syrian Electronic Army posted “Syrian Electronic Army was here” messages.
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A Twitter account used by international news agency Thomson Reuters was compromised this week, by hackers affiliated to the Syrian Electronic Army.
The group has claimed responsibility for a series of high-profile hacks against media organizations and messaging apps over the past few months, with hacks targeting the Financial Times, CBS and chat apps such as Tango and Viber.