NEW YORK – Libyan hospital reports obtained by WND appear to support a claim by a tribal leader from near Tripoli that the provisional government, backed by the Obama administration, launched sarin gas attacks on its citizens just weeks ago to stamp down a popular tribal uprising gaining momentum under the Libyan Green Flag of Resistance.
Sheikh Hassan Ajeely, a leader of the Wershevana tribe, told WND in an exclusive Skype interview that the government, which is supported by the United Nations, the United States and NATO, has paid a bounty to recruit al-Qaida militia and related Islamic militants to launch the alleged gas attacks.
“Last month, the United Nations-backed al-Qaida-related Islamic militia have begun killing civilian members of our tribe with sarin gas attacks,” Hassan charged.
“The gas attacks killed many people in the Wershevana tribe and many others were taken to the Al Zahra Hospital in Tripoli. The international press are reporting nothing even though all the Libyan militia are armed with sarin gas missiles.”
To support the claim of sarin gas attacks, tribal sources in Libya forwarded to WND copies of two reports written in Arabic from Al Zahra Hospital in Tripoli.
They appear to document two different patients treated at the hospital as victims of a chemical gas attack of an unspecified nature. Dated “Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, 9 p.m.,” the reports indicate “the reason for the fainting and difficult breathing is due to inhaling unknown gas.”
The documents were translated for WND by an Arabic-speaking linguist.
Hassan charged that Dr. Tarek Mitri, the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, or UNSMIL has turned a blind eye to the provisional government’s decision to pay a bounty recruiting Islamic radical militia from Tunisia, Qatar and the Sudan to come to Libya to attack the Libyan tribes opposing the United States and NATO.
WND previously has been able to document claims made by various Libyan tribal leaders in exclusive interviews given from Libya via Skype.
On Jan. 21, 2014, WND published photographic evidence, substantiating reports Libyan tribal leaders had provided WND in recorded Skype interviews, claiming the provisional government had begun using Sudanese military aircraft piloted by Tunisian militants to bomb tribal strongholds in southern Libya.
Sources in Libya also provided WND with a photograph of a police car in Tripoli painted to resemble the black flag under which al-Qaida operates openly in Libya.
Recently, WND also received video evidence that Libyan tribal militia operating in a military caravan captured war equipment in southern Libya, where armed Libyan tribal forces have taken control in Sabha, the major city in the south of Libya.
According to Hassan, tribal forces in Libya are organizing under the green flag of resistance to oppose the provisional government headed by prime minister Ali Zeidan, despite evidence the government is increasingly under the control of al-Qaida and other related radical Islamic groups operating in Libya.
Previously, WND reported that a state of anarchy is beginning to exist in Libya as al-Qaida militia groups and various radical Islamic factions assemble with the continued support of the Obama administration and NATO.
On Oct. 30, 2011, Fox News reported that Libya interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jabil confirmed the presence of chemical weapons in Libya and acknowledged that some sarin gas was missing from chemical weapons stockpiles in the country.
The recent history of sarin gas attacks in Syria also appears to trace back to Iraq and Libya.
In a report made public on Sept. 16, 2103, the United Nations documented that sarin gas was used in attacks on civilians in Syria, although the U.N. could not establish with certainty whether the sarin attacks were launched by the Assad government or by the radical Islamic groups fighting Assad.
Reports have circulated in the international press that the source of the sarin used in Syria originated with sarin sold by the Reagan administration to Saddam Hussein in Iraq, with the gas, after the fall of Saddam, ending up mysteriously stockpiled in Libya under the control of Moammar Gadhafi.
On Sept. 9, 2012, the Sunday Times in London reported the Obama administration had launched a covert operation to send weapons stockpiled by Gadhafi from Libya to Syria to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A New York Times blog reported on July 26, 2011, that the Gadhafi weapons stockpiles were known to hold surface-to-air Russian-built SA-7 missiles, an early generation heat-seeking missile of the same class as the better known American-made Stinger missile.
Among many international reports documenting the flood of Libyan terrorists into Syria after the fall of Gadhafi, a report published by the Guardian on Nov. 4, 2011, raised concerns that chemical weapons from Gadhafi’s stockpiles may have been the source of the sarin gas WND reported rebel forces were using in Syria.
On Sept. 11, 2013, WND reported that a classified U.S. intelligence document confirmed that the al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the most influential of the rebel Islamists fighting against Syria’s Assad regime, had obtained sarin gas transferred from Iraq via Turkey.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes sarin as a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. Though clear, colorless and tasteless, it can cause severe symptoms – including inability to breathe – within seconds of exposure.
Developed in the 1930s in Germany, it is also is known as GB.