Syria Denies Using Poisonous Gases Neither in Khan Shaikhoun Nor in Any Other Syrian Area

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Syria categorically denies using toxic gases neither in Khan Shaikhoun town in Idleb countryside nor in any other Syrian village or city and stresses that the Syrian Arab Army doesn't have any kind of chemical weapon, 

according to an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

The source was commenting on claims circulated by terrorist groups active in Khan Sheikhoun as well as by their western and regional sponsors and supporters and by their affiliated media outlets accusing the Syrian army of using poisonous gases in attacks  on Khan Sheikhoun town.

 According to the source, Syria stresses that the Syrian army doesn't have any kind of chemical weapons and it doesn't originally seek getting them. Syria also affirms that the army hasn't used chemical weapons even in its fiercest battles against the terrorist organizations and it won't use them in future, the source said.

It pointed out that Syria asserts that it has implemented all its commitments towards the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) since it has joined the treaty in 2013 and clarifies that the terrorist groups and operators are that parties which fabricated  these incidents to accuse the Syrian state.

The source said that the new anti-Syria campaign comes as a response to the recent achievements made by the Syrian Arab army and its allied and supportive forces in the fight against terrorism in different Syrian areas.

The accusations against Syria also come before the European Union meeting on Syria, due to be held tomorrow, in order to justify any possible anti-Syria decision to be adopted in the meeting, the source said.


 Syria strongly condemns the crime committed by the terrorist groups in Khan Shaikhoun, which comes with the framework of cheap political gain on the expense of the lives of Syrian citizens and reiterates that  these fabrications and claims won't  weaken its determination to continue fighting terrorism and its supporters in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some EU countries and to keep seeking political solution to the crisis in the country. Syria also urges the international community to support its anti-terror efforts and reject the new allegations being promoted against Syria, the source concluded.