Syrian government rejects OPCW report on using chemical weapons

The Syrian government has dismissed a report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an April attack in northern Syria, saying it lacked "any credibility."

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the fact-finding team had based its report on "the testimonies offered by terrorists." The fact-finding mission of the OPCW concluded that "a large number of people, some of whom died, were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance."

Western governments have said President Al Assad backed the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 87 people. The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons.

Source: VOV5