ISIS terrorist group is dispatching more terrorists from bases in Libya to Syria
One of the defected members of ISIS disclosed that the terrorist group is providing considerable amount of financial support for the families of those fighters who leave Libya for Syria.
A young Egyptian man that has defected ISIS in Libya revealed that the terrorist group is offering huge sums to the families of those fighters who leave Libya for Syria to fight against the country’s army and government.
The source also said the ISIS fighters who leave Libya for Syria are never allowed to return home as ISIS executes any fighter willing to get back home and those who escape.
The source further said that the fighters that have left Libya for Syria have been between 15 up to 20 years old, as they are bombarded by Ayman al-Zawahery’s preaches.
The director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s non-proliferation and arms control department, Mikhail Ulyanov, told a news conference in April that terrorists in Syria had the capabilities to produce the chemical warfare agent sarin received from Libya or Iraq.
Ulyanov pointed to a number of possibilities explaining where terrorists in Syria may get sarin. Firstly, they can produce it themselves, TASS reported.
“It is known that they acquired the necessary equipment and expertise for that. They have chemists trained at Western universities and the chemists are very good,” he said.
“There are two more possibilities that should be born in mind,” Ulyanov said, adding that “a couple of years ago Muamar Gaddafi’s brother said in one of the interviews that after the death of the Libyan Jamahiriya’s leader the ISIL and other terrorist groups obtained access to underground storages of chemical weapons, including sarin. According to different sources, five to seven barrels containing sarin were stolen. Whatever the case, the chemical warfare agents emerged on the black market and it should not be ruled out they may have reached Syria.”
He added that “the situation involving the well-known chemical weapons that belonged to Libya” is a strong argument against ruling out that possibility.
“A storage facility that had kept 720 tones of chemical warfare agents for a long time remained beyond the control of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” he explained, stressing that “when OPCW specialists visited that facility at last they found out that only 500 tones of the original 720 tones was left. Some 220 tones disappeared – either evaporated or ended up in the hands of terrorists and then taken to other countries of the Middle East, including Syria.”
“Another possibility is quite appropriate in this context,” Ulyanov believes, adding that “after the invasion of Iraq the United States and Britain established control of a warehouse of old chemical weapons that belonged to the Saddam Hussein regime. According to their own statements, part of that stockpile was eliminated on site, and another part taken out of the country. That was operation was accompanied by crude violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The elimination of chemical weapons is permitted only with OPCW experts overseeing the process.”
Apparently, these two countries do not quite trust the OPCW and preferred to dispose of all amount on their own. Now nobody can swear that all chemical weapons were eliminated then,” Ulyanov said, adding that “both possibilities should be probed into, but such an investigation is precisely what the Western partners have been trying to upset.”