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Syria says that Western-backed terrorists have launched chemical weapon attack

By staff

The Syrian Arab News Agency charged that Western-backed terrorists launched a “rocket containing chemical materials on Khan al-Asal area in Aleppo Countryside,” on March 19. “The explosion of the rocket claimed the lives of 25 martyrs, while 110 citizens were injured, many of them in critical condition.”

Several months ago the Syrian government expressed concern that the foreign-supported “opposition forces” might use chemical weapons and try to blame the government of Syria.

The government of Syria, which is a part of a broader camp of resistance to imperialism in the Middle East, is facing an unprecedented challenge from terrorists and an ‘opposition’ backed by the U.S., some European countries, Arab puppet governments, and Israel.

The U.S. government has a long history of making false accusations against other countries and using those accusations as a pretext to escalate military intervention. One example is using the charge of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ as an excuse to invade Iraq 10 years ago this week.

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