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Syrian Army: Explosion in Daesh chemical depot leaves hundreds dead

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Damascus, April 13, IRNA -- An explosion in a Daesh depot of poisonous substances in Syria due to air attacks by US-led coalition left hundreds of people dead, according to a statement by Syrian Army.

Between 17:30 and 17:50 on Saturday, coalition fighter jets targeted one of the strongholds of Daesh terrorist group in a village east of Deir Ezzur where a large number of terrorists were present, the statement said.

The attack caused a white cloud rising in the sky which then turned yellow and showed the attack had targeted a depot of poisonous substances, the statement added.

It said the explosion led to a big blaze which continued to burn until 22:30 killing hundreds of people, including a large number of innocent citizens who died due to suffocation.

This incident indicates that terrorist groups in Syria, particularly Daesh and al-Nusra, have access to chemical weapons and can transfer, stockpile and use them with the help of certain countries. This is what Damascus has repeatedly warned about.

Syrian Army once again reiterated that it has no kind of chemical weapons and has not used such weapons in the past while warning about the use of chemical weapons by the terrorist groups against the civilians.

The statement said that the terrorists have received supportive signals and are not worried about getting punished.


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