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February 4, 2018 6:41 pm

Syria Denies US Claims It Used Chemical Weapons Used Against Rebel-Held Areas

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A Syrian couple grieving for their children murdered in a chemical weapons attack on Aleppo. Photo: Screenshot.

The Syrian foreign ministry denied on Saturday US allegations it had used chemical weapons against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus, saying the accusations were “lies” without evidence.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. A day earlier, Washington said it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government.

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