The Syrian state-run media agency SANA has officially rejected reports about the alleged deployment of Chinese forces in the war-torn country and described media reports on the issue as baseless.
SANA REPORTS (source):
Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) refuted as “ baseless” what Sputnik Agency had attributed to it on its website, stressing that that it had not published any news concerning the arrival of Chinese forces in Syria.
“ The report of Sputnik on its website concerning the arrival of Chinese troops in Syria is groundless,” SANA said on Saturday,
Sputnik has corrected the mistake on its website and apologized for attributing, by mistake, the news to SANA as a source.
The apologize came after that SANA asked Sputnik to give a clarification on this mistake and to correct it.
Various rumors are circulating about the alleged involvement of Chinese forces in the ongoing war in Syria. Pro-government sources have repeatedly claimed that China will soon deploy troops in the country in order to support anti-terrorist operations of the Syrian Arab Army against the foreign terrorists. Ethnic Uighurs, citizens of China, that have joined terrorist groups in Syria are the main concern of Beijing.