Le-monde-635x357 copySyrian President Bashar Assad’s regime used chemical weapons in two attacks in Damascus 10 days ago, a senior Israeli defense official said Monday.  The official said that nonlethal agents were used to incapacitate opposition fighters. He claimed that two attacks were carried out on March 27 in the Harasta neighborhood of Damascus, and that the effects of the chemicals lasted for several hours. According to the official, the compound used in the attacks was not listed among the chemicals that Syria committed to dispose of when it signed an agreement in September 2013 to give up its chemical weapons. The assertion backs reports from opposition groups, which last month claimed that Assad loyalists had used chemical agents in attacks. More