Turkey destroyed chemical weapon factories, Syria said it’s a fake news

ANKARA, DAMASCUS, (BM) – Turkish Armed Forces attacked Syrian chemical weapons factories, seven facilities were destroyed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. It is quoted by RIA Novosti with reference to the NTV channel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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“As of last night, seven chemical stores were blown up. We would never want everything to come to such a development of events, but if they forced us to do so, they will suffer consequences,” the Turkish leader said at a meeting with deputies in Istanbul.

At the same time the Syrian state news agency said in a special report: “Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement that the Turkish Armed Forces attacked Syrian chemical weapons depots 13 km from Aleppo is fake news”.

It drew attention to the fact that if this information were reliable, then such an attack would cause a mass death of residents in the vicinity of Aleppo and in the city itself. According to the agency, Ankara “deliberately disseminates this false information in order to justify its aggressive actions against Syria.”

In June 2014, it was reported that the last batch of chemical weapons was exported from Syria for subsequent destruction. A year earlier, the Middle East state became the 190th member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Meanwhile, later in the media periodically appeared information on the production of prohibited ammunition by militants of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations banned in Russia. In particular, it is about ammunition with chlorine and white phosphorus.

In November 2018, militants fired on several areas of Aleppo with shells with chlorine. 107 people were hospitalized, including four children.


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Editorial team / Lenta.ru, TASS