Opposition figures have accused the Syrian regime of hiding chemical weapons in remote Alawite regions of northwestern Syria, defying its international commitment to eliminate its chemical stockpile by the end of June.
"According to our information, this is not the first time chemical weapons are moved from place to place," the opposition member told The Times of Israel. "We believe the regime has hidden a large amount of VX (nerve agent) which is extremely toxic."
Before agreeing last September to hand over his entire chemical stockpile to the UN, Bashar Assad held some 200 tons of VX, he added.
The new information confirms an Israeli report revealed by the Sunday Times in February, whereby Assad has been stockpiling missiles with chemical warheads in Alawite areas west of Hama.
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