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Daily Mail (yeah, I know...): Journalist and writer held hostage for five months in Syria 'overheard captor's conversation blaming rebels for chemical attacks' (12 September 2013)
An Italian journalist and a Belgian writer who were held hostage in Syria for five months have claimed that they overheard a conversation suggesting that rebel forces were behind a chemical weapon attack on Damascus and not President Assad's army.

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The pair were released on Sunday night and have now said that they heard a conversation between their captors in English on Skype in which they allegedly revealed that rebels launched the attack to prompt Western forces to intervene.

Quirico, a veteran reporter for La Stampa daily with vast experience of reporting on conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, told the newspaper: 'In this conversation, they said that the gas attack on two neighborhoods of Damascus was launched by the rebels as a provocation to lead the West to intervene militarily.



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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 21st, 2013 at 04:11:09 AM EST
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