The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shelled government troops retreating from areas in southwestern Raqqa with homegrown rockets containing nerve gas, a field reporter confirmed.

The Syrian Armed Forces withdrew from areas it controlled during a three-weeks military campaign aimed to recapture the ISIS bastion in al-Raqqa, raising questions about the effectivity of the offensive and the role played by Syria’s staunch ally; namely Russia.

A field reporter who was covering the offensive said the retreating troops were bombed with home-produced rockets filled with nerve gas. Dozens of soldiers were injured in the attack.

The Syrian Army posed less than 12km to the south of Tabqa Airbase before the weeks-long gains were overturned as ISIS jihadists launched a wide-scale counteroffensive, forcing the troops to retreat.

All the troops involved in Raqqa offensive have amassed in Athrya (nearly 100 km to the northeast of Hama). It remains unclear whether the forces will carry on the assault or be redeployed to another battleground.

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Roddur Anwar
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সাজ্জাদুল ইসলাম

MiKu
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yes, that was the reason…lol

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akubako sirsindako

the f*****g SAA and RUSSIAN adviser on raqqa advance …. failed… bunch of isis rats push them back to the starting point… shame on SAA and Russian… what i believe that syria now required the b****y yankis to bomb SAA and Russians to teach them how to use weapons. if a country backed with Hezbolla, iran, russian pelistine army and the result is what just a s**t….

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Surely now that ISIS has used WMD Nerve Gas, Russia is entitled to use massive firepower, even nuclear weapons against DAESH.

Daeshbags Sux
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Lack of knowledge. You don’t DIY nerve gas shells… And if Sarin or VX was used, it wouldn’t have dozens of injuries as a result but dozens in not hundreds of dead… It was more likely some chlorine : it’s very easy to do : no need chemical plan, very easy to handle as it can be loaded as a binar component that will mix on impact and although the lethality is very low as it requires enormous concentration, it is very incapacitating. Well, in fact, with a bicarbonate liquid solution (or urine!) on a clothe and swimming goggles, you… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
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Lack of knowledge. You don’t DIY nerve gas shells… And if Sarin or VX was used, it wouldn’t have dozens of injuries as a result but dozens in not hundreds of dead… It was more likely some chlorine : it’s very easy to do : no need chemical plan, very easy to handle as it can be loaded as a binar component that will mix on impact and although the lethality is very low as it requires enormous concentration, it is very incapacitating. Well, in fact, with a bicarbonate liquid solution (or urine!) on a clothe and swimming goggles, you… Read more »

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#uspoli #Cdnpoli #ukpoli #pnpcbc @Ibra_Joudeh Obama Rebels use Chemical Weapons to defend occupied Raqqa in Syria. @CBCNews

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Nerve gas or Chlorine/Mustard gas? I’ve very dubious about nerve gas as, the most common of them (sarin) is very highly lethal and it’s even not the most dangerous. Another point is you need very very serious chemical plant to manufacture such a s**t and even manipulate it to make warheads. It doesn’t creates fumes, doesn’t have a smell, in other terms, you may not know you’re contaminated until it begins to attack your nervous system and better have antidote as a few dozen of mg, even by skin contact are enough to kill. The worst known of such toxic… Read more »

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prince teutonic

Lol, these bozos thought they can push all the way to Raqqa with 200 men, a dozen armed SUVs and few tanks! Now they are in position to lose even Ithyria! This is FAIL la grande!

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I wondered how ISIS managed to push the SAA back so far so fast. But now we have an answer that makes sense.

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