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Hezbollah Transporting Hundreds of Chemical Weapons to Lebanon: Report

A Hezbollah flag and a poster depicting Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah are pictured along a street, near Sidon, Lebanon July 7, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALI HASHISHO)
A Hezbollah flag and a poster depicting Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah are pictured along a street, near Sidon, Lebanon July 7, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALI HASHISHO)

Hezbollah is storing hundreds of missiles carrying a toxic chemical payload at a warehouse in Al Qusayr, near the Lebanese-Syrian border, the Saudi Al-Hadath news reported on Sunday.

The missiles include 110 Fajr missiles and over 300 Fateh missiles and are all carrying thionyl chloride, a toxic chemical, according to the report. The weapons and other equipment were transferred from the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in Masyaf to the location in Al Qusayr nearly two weeks ago.

Sources informed Al-Hadath that experts from North Korea injected the toxic chemicals into the missiles under the supervision of an Iranian national and expert specializing in chemical weapons, identified as Qassem Abdullah Massoudyan.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Unit 2250 was in charge of transporting the missiles to Al Qusayr, with an IRGC operative named ‘Abd al-Ilah Bagheri, also known as Hajj Sadiq, supervising the move, according to the report.

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