Major reports by two Turkish daily newspapers detail the arrest of twelve suspects linked to the Reyhanlı bombings on May 11 in which 51 people were killed and 140 injured. The 12 suspected Al-Qaeda members were arrested in Adana, southern Turkey and anti-terrorist police seized among other items, 2 pounds of the sarin nerve agent.
Zaman reports that the dawn raid took place on Monday, 27 May following intelligence gathered on the cell.
Additionally, today, Radikal reported that of the 12 arrested suspects of Jabhat al-Nusra, 5 were released.Radikal also reported the seizure of the nerve agent sarin which is categorised as a weapon of mass destruction in the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.
On May 3, Syria Report published an extensive report on Al-Qaeda and it’s history of chemical weapons use, including the deployment of sarin.
Even a tiny dose of sarin — which, like other nerve gases such as soman, tabun and VX, is odourless, colourless and tasteless — can be deadly if it enters the respiratory system, or if a drop comes into contact with the skin.
Many thanks to Seıf for bringing the articles to our attention.
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