Did Syrian Rebels Accidentally Set of Chemical Weapons?
Canisters Discharge Accidentally
An even more plausible explanation comes from an August 29 MintPress News article. Written by a Syrian reporter named Yahya Ababneh and an AP correspondent Dave Gavlak, it suggests a false flag event was being staged when the chemical weapons canisters discharged accidentally.
Ababneh interviewed several Gouta-based rebels who claim they were given chemical weapons canisters by Abu Afesha, a Saudi militant who leads one of the rebel battalions. They were told the weapons came from Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who has extensive CIA ties (at least according to the Wall Street Journal).
The father of one of the rebels, Abdel-Moneim, said his son and 12 others were accidentally killed in a tunnel where the weapons were stored. A female rebel named “K” explained, “They didn’t tell us what those arms were or how to use them. We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”
Another rebel leader in Gouta named “J” agreed. He added that some of the fighters mishandled them and set off the explosions.