Captain Ahmed Abdul Razek, a Syrian army defector, says troops loyal to Assad used nerve gas to subdue protesters in Homs • President Shimon Peres calls Assad a “murderer” and praises Syrian opposition groups • Violence in the country continues with diplomatic efforts bogged down.
Tanks in the streets of Homs. Army defector Captain Ahmed Abdul Razek says forces loyal to Assad are using chemical weapons on opposition fighters.
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An officer who has defected from the Syrian army claimed on Sunday that security forces were using nerve gas manufactured in Russia to subdue opposition forces mainly concentrated in the city of Homs.