Defense Ministry: the United States first recognized the use by terrorists of chemical weapons in the Syrian Idlib

The official representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov

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MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. The state Department for the first time confirmed not only the presence but also the use of terrorists in Syria of chemical weapons. This was stated on Friday the official representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, commenting on the publication of the American foreign Ministry.

“The U.S. Department of state on their official site was updated with a very important statement, explaining why American citizens undesirable to come to Syria, especially in Idlib. The text describes in detail that in this province there is a terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” associated with “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization – approx. TASS), which uses “small and heavy weapons, improvised explosive devices and chemical weapons.” I want to note that this is the first official recognition by the state Department not just the presence, namely, stress, the use of terrorists “dzhebhat an-Nusra” chemical weapons in this part of Syria to commit terrorist acts, as we have repeatedly warned and stated at all levels,” – said Konashenkov.