Nawaf Fares, the senior Syrian politician who recently defected from Bashar al-Assad’s government, told the BBC that the regime would not hesitate to use chemical weapons. He also said that Assad and al Qaeda are responsible for recent major bombings across the country. Syria is in possession of many chemical weapons and Assad is a “wounded wolf and cornered,” Fares explained. “There is information, unconfirmed information of course, that chemical weapons have been used partially in the city of Homs,” he said. Meanwhile, clashes have reportedly intensified in the capital city of Damascus.