On December 6, the Ministry of Defense of Russia slammed the U.S. State Department’s claims regarding the recent chemical attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo and said that Washington is trying to whitewash actions of terrorists in the governorate of Idlib.
“The statement by the US State Department is nothing more than an attempt to whitewash the international terrorists operating in Idlib and associated with the White Helmets pseudo-rescuers, who have put their Western patrons in a bad spotlight with their provocation,” the Russian MoD said in an official statement.
Russia also revealed that it has an “undeniable evidence” that the militants in Idlib shelled Aleppo with “munitions filled with toxic agents” on November 25. More than 100 civilians, including women and children, were reportedly injured in the attack.
Earlier, U.S. State Department accused the Damascus government and Russian forces of using chemical weapons in Aleppo in order to create a pretext for an offensive on the militant-held part of Idlib. The department didn’t present any evidence to support its claims.
Contrary to the U.S’ claims, Russia and the Damascus government didn’t launch any attack on Idlib in the aftermath of the chemical attack. Washington, on the other hand, took advantage of two alleged chemical attacks in 2017 and earlier this year to attack Syria.