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Scientist offers tour of smoldering web site of missile strike in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria — One of many targets of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria was nonetheless smoldering late Saturday afternoon, stories CBS Information’ Seth Doane, the one American community correspondent inside Syria. The U.S. navy says the Barzeh complicated in Damascus was a “middle for the analysis, growth, manufacturing and testing of chemical and organic weapons.” 

Scientist Sayed stated his workplace was there. 

“Sure, the place you see the smoke,” he stated. He is been right here for 38 years and stated he cried when he noticed this place Saturday — his life’s work destroyed. 

He stated it is “completely incorrect” that chemical weapons have been being developed there. “The Group for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited right here and did not report something incorrect with this place.”

Syrians are adamant that this was not a spot to develop chemical weapons however reasonably a spot of studying – a analysis establishment the place they developed issues like prescribed drugs. What’s clear now could be that it is gone.

Earlier than Syria might calculate the losses – which they claimed have been restricted – the federal government was portraying itself as assured, releasing video, very first thing this morning, of Syrian President Bashar Assad showing calm and unfazed.

A package deal on the aspect of the highway is anti-venom, which Sayed says is what they have been producing. Sayed instructed us this airstrikes took his livelihood.

It is a huge establishment, however Sayed stated it is not attainable that issues have been happening that he did not learn about. 

CBS Information seemed into the OPCW report from Barzeh and it famous the Syrians had delayed the go to for safety issues, however did not discover any crimson flags. The Pentagon says destroying the ability units the Syrian chemical weapons program again a number of years.   

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