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Syria’s Chemical Attacks: the Strategic Significance

18/05/2014 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)  

The article was co-authored by ICT Research Assistant Alexandra David

After the deadly chemical attack in Ghouta, last August 2013, the Syrian government agreed to destroy all of its chemical weapons.

Even though by April 2014, 92,5% of Syria's chemical arsenal had been destroyed and as Syria approaches the end of the chemical arms removal program, the world has witnessed a sudden resurgence of chemical strikes, with a marked hike last April.

This report summarizes the latest chemical attacks and concludes that the Assad regime is using chemical terror to advance its military goals, becoming a state we can define as a non-conventional terrorist actor.

Syrian Chemical Attack 1-4/2014

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