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Syria slams new OPCW report blaming it for 2017 chem attacks as ‘false and fabricated’

Syria slams new OPCW report blaming it for 2017 chem attacks as ‘false and fabricated’

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The Syrian government has slammed a new report by the OPCW which directly accuses it of using chemical weapons on civilians. The conclusions of the chemical weapons watchdog are “misleading” and “false and fabricated,” it says. In the report released on Wednesday, the OPCW claims that the Syrian Arab Air Force was behind a series of sarin and chlorine bomb attacks in Ltamenah in 2017, concluding that no other “plausible explanation” could be found. Syria’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs responded on Thursday, saying that the “so-called” OPCW investigative team had relied on questionable sources from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and the controversial White Helmets aid organization, which has been repeatedly linked to the jihadist group despite earning wide acclaim from Western media. Syria “categorically denies” the use of toxic gasses at Ltamenah or in “any other Syrian city or village.” The army has not used such weapons even in the most difficult battles, it said. The…
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