Syrian government rejects a report on Allepo chemical weapon use

Damascus rejects a recent Human Rights Watch report that said its military and allied forces had used chemical weapons during their capture of Aleppo last year, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday.

An official source at the Syrian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the government rejects the false allegations," Syria's official SANA news agency reported. Human Rights Watch, which monitors abuses around the world, said in the report published on Monday that Syrian government forces had dropped chlorine bombs "in residential areas in Aleppo on at least eight occasions" late last year.

Source: VOV5