Syria Opposition Figure Claims Ankara, Riyadh Producing Chemical Weapons
Syria Opposition Figure Claims Ankara, Riyadh Producing Chemical Weapons © AFP 2016/ PHILIPP GUELLAND
18:30 08.04.2016(updated 20:19 08.04.2016) Get short URL
According to a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have set up production of shells containing poisoning chemical substances on the Syrian border.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkey and Saudi Arabia have set up production of shells containing poisoning chemical substances on the Syrian border, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party told Sputnik on Friday.
“We have multiple evidences that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are not only helping to smuggle through the borders toxic substances but also set some production shops of shells and chemical substances on the border with Syria,” Tarek Ahmad said, urging the international community to counter the alleged move.
A spokesman for Syrian Kurds told Sputnik on Thursday that some cases of gas poisoning had been registered among the civilian population and Kurdish militia following a Wednesday militant attack on Aleppo.
The Jaysh al-Islam group took responsibility for the shelling the same day, stating that “forbidden” weapons had been deployed, while failing to specify whether chemical agents were used.
On Tuesday, the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militant group, which is outlawed in Russia, reportedly used mustard gas in an attack against a Syrian army airbase in the province of Deir ez-Zor.