Pentagon: Syrian gov’t has shown no signs of further chemical weapons use
The Syrian government has shown no signs that it carried out more chemical attacks since an alleged incident in April, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a press briefing on Thursday, Al-Masdar News reported.
“We haven’t seen any indications that there have been any more,” White told reporters when asked whether the Syrian government had conducted any chemical weapons attacks.
She added that the Pentagon continues to monitor the Syrian government for any signs of chemical weapons activity.
Western states have accused Damascus of using chemical weapons against civilians, but the Syrian government has firmly denied the allegations. Both Russian and Syrian officials have said that the alleged chemical attack on April 7 was likely staged by terrorist groups in order to provoke Western military action.