Syria: Chemical Weapons Came From Terrorists In Turkey
Syrian officials repeatedly warned the UN Security Council that terrorists from Turkey and Iraq were bringing chemical weapons into Syria.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday that al-Nusra Front were likely behind the recent attack that killed 80 civilians.
“al-Nusra Front, ISIL and other organizations continued to store chemical weapons in urban and residential areas. And we have sent more than a hundred telegrams to the Security Council and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, telling them or sending them information about chemical weapons being brought to Syria from Iraq and from Turkey,” Muallem told reporters.
On Tuesday, the Syrian National Coalition of Revolution and Opposition Forces reported that some 80 people were killed and 200 injured earlier on that day in a chemical weapon attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, blaming the Syrian army for the incident. A source in the Syrian army later told Sputnik that the army did not have chemical weapons and the allegations could be part of anti-Damascus propaganda.