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September 9, 2013 • Gear Bits

Chemical Attacks in Syria Continue a Tragic 1700 Year Tradition

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The apparent use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Assad is not the first such occurrence in the region. In 256 C.E. the Roman fort known as Dura-Europas fell to a Sasanian Persian siege. Traces of yellow sulfur crystals and pitch near the bodies of 19 Roman soldiers now suggest they were deliberate gassing. A sad history now replayed.


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