Damascus, SANA-Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed on Wednesday that terrorists, in cooperation with “the White Helmets” group, supported by their operators, and in coordination with the Turkish regime, are planning to carry out a play using chemical weapons against civilians in Idleb.
“Terrorists of the so-called “Tahrir al-Sham,” in coordination with “the White Helmets” group, and with support of their western masters, have brought 2 tons of chemical substances and stored them in a town to the south of Idleb as they are planning, in cooperation with the Turkish intelligence, to carry out a play using chemical weapons against civilians in Idleb to accuse the Syrian Arab army of the act,” an official source at the Foreign Ministry said.
The source added that while Syria condemns in the strongest terms such heinous crimes, it calls on countries that support terrorists to stop those tricks whose victims were only innocent Syrian civilians.
“The Syrian Arab Republic will hold the countries which support terrorism, particularly the US, France, Germany, Netherlands and Turkey responsible for using those toxic materials and killing innocent civilians without any moral deterrent,” the statement added.
It clarified that the Syrian Arab Republic had affirmed that it has never and can’t use such weapons because it doesn’t possess them, Syria stresses at the same time, that such repeated uncovered crimes will not affect its stance in the war against terrorism until it restores safety and security to its people over the whole Syrian territory.
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