There are signs Syrian Gov't to use chemical weapons - US State Department

There are signs Syrian Gov
# 22 May 2019 04:43 (UTC +04:00)

The US State Department claims there are signs that the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, ONA reports citing Sputniknews.

"We are still gathering information on this incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately," the department said in a statement.

On Tuesday Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, noted at daily briefing that terrorists operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone possess a significant amount of poisonous substances with which they fill munitions to use in staged provocations aimed at accusing the Syrian army of "chemical attacks" against the civilian population.

This was not for the first time when Russia warned that terrorists operating in Syria are continuing preparations for chemical weapon provocations.

On Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said that the Nusra Front* terror group was preparing to stage a false-flag provocation in Syria's Idlib province as a means of framing the Russian Aerospace Forces for attacking civilians with chemical weapons.

The militants were planning to film the alleged poisoning of civilians next to fragments of the Russian munitions so that they could post footage across social platforms and western media outlets, the military added.

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