31 May '13, 3pm

Reports claim Al Nusrah Front members in Turkey were planning sarin gas attacks

On May 30, the Turkish media reported that 12 individuals from the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front had been captured in antiterror operations in Adana, along with a total of two kilos (4,5 lb) of sarin gas. Five of the 12 suspects were later released ; the interrogation of the other seven is ongoing. The antiterrorism operations were prompted after the attacks on May 11, during which twin car bomb explosions killed over 50 people and injured hundreds of Turkish citizens in Reyhanli, a city near the Syrian border where many Syrian refugees have sought refuge. The Reyhanli attack was the largest terrorist attack in Turkey since the 2003 al Qaeda attacks in Istanbul. While Adana mayor Hüseyin Avni Cos denied that the suspects were captured with sarin gas and warned against labeling them as part of any terror organization, the Turkish mainstream dailies Sabah and Milliyet are ...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013...

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