BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – The Syrian military was accused by opposition activists, Tuesday, of carrying out a chemical weapons attack on the Idlib Governorate town of Khan Sheikhoun.
However, Syrian Army sources have informed Al-Masdar News that no chemical weapons attack occurred today, despite contradictory claims from the opposition.
Al-Masdar’s Yusha Yuseef was informed by the Syrian Army that the air force targeted missile factory in Khan Sheikoun, using Russian-manufactured Su-22 fighter jet to carry out the attack.
The Su-22’s bombs are unique and cannot be filled with any chemical substances, which is different than bombs dropped from attack helicopters.
Furthermore, Yuseef was told the Syrian Air Force did not know there were any chemical substances inside the missile factory in Khan Sheikhoun.
Whether the Syrian government forces used chemical weapons during this attack has not yet been proven by the opposition, but these allegations have reached the international stage, as the French regime has reportedly demanded an immediate investigation by the United Nations.