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    A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital in Khan Shaykhun in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack.

    Damascus Destroyed All Chemical Weapons With Support of US - Syrian FM

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    Two days ago the White House stated that Washington, together with its allies, was ready to respond to a possible chemical attack carried out by the Syrian government forces.

    The entire arsenal of chemical weapons that Damascus possessed was destroyed, with US assisstance, the Head of Syria's Foreign Ministry Walid Muallem said Thursday.

    "I want to confirm that Syria has no chemical weapons, as they were destroyed from the very moment the county joined the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. At the same time, the US fleet took away all of Syria's chemical substances and weapons, which were liquidated in the Mediterranean Sea," Muallem said to reporters in an interview with "International Life" magazine.

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    Earlier, Russia said that militants in Syria were preparing a false flag chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province, adding that the US can use this as a cause for a new attack on Syria.

    In April, the situation in Syria escalated, in the wake of an alledged chemical attack on the city of Douma. The incident was used to justify airstrikes against Syria by the US-led coalition, thought, Damascus had strongly denied the allegations.

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