DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Chemical weapon attacks committed by militants against the civilian population in Syria’s Aleppo show their inability to accomplish the tasks set by their sponsors, the Command of the Syrian Armed Forces (SAF) said on Monday.
"These criminal acts show a failure of terrorist groups to achieve the goals set by their sponsors and supporters. Such actions will not be able to force the army to abandon its duties to protect civilians and free the country of terrorism," the SAF statement said.
The Command of the Syrian Armed Forces claimed the terrorists had used shells containing chlorine gas.
In April and May shells with suffocating gas were dropped on the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud. The responsibility for the use of prohibited weapons was taken by the armed group Jaish al-Islam.