On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) issued an official statement denying Faylaq Al-Rahman’s accusations of using toxic gases in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The militant group had accused the SAA of using chlorine gas during the battle at the Ayn Tarma front after being unable to advance in the area.
Faylaq Al-Rahman claimed that 30 of its fighters were intoxicated before claiming once again that the SAA used chlorine for the “third time” on Zamalka front to the north of Ayn Tarma. The Islamist group also published pictures and a video showing its “injured” fighters.
— فيلق الرحمن (@Alrahmancorps4) 2 July 2017
From its side, the SAA published a statement denying those claims and confirming that it had not used any chemical weapons previously and that it will not use them in the future because they’re no longer in its possession. The statement went on to say that those lies and stories are now compromised and that those factions make them up to justify their continued losses on all fronts.
It is important to note that those chemical attack accusations follwed the White House’s threat against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Faylaq Al-Rahman claimed the Syrian Army used chemical weapons against their fighters on 4 separate occasions without providing any piece of empirical evidence.