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Ankara denies accusations about the use of chemical weapons in Syria

21 Oct 2019 10:16

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, denied that his country has used any chemical weapons in the military operation in Syria, stressing, "We did not use any chemical weapons, this black fabrication and propaganda, and there are no such weapons in our possession."

Gavishoglu said in a speech on Monday : "There is 35 hours of ceasefire deadline in accordance with our agreement with the United States. If the YPG militants do not withdraw, PKK will resume our military operations again."

The correspondent of "Sputnik" in al-Hasakah reported earlier that the withdrawal of all elements of the "SDF" from the city of Ras al-Ain border with Turkey north of the province after the exit of a military convoy of the organization from the city towards the city of al-Hasakah.

The correspondent pointed out that all the neighborhoods of the city of "Ras al-Ain" has become under the control of Turkish forces and armed militias "Turkmen" loyal to him after being evacuated by the"Kurdish" militias .

The reporter added that "SDF" was able to remove all the wounded and the bodies of its members from the hospital in the city "Ras al-Ain" towards hospitals in Qamishli with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country had decided to launch a military operation east of the Euphrates on October 9 to confront the PKK and the YPG.

Turkey began a military operation in northern Syria, claiming that the aim of the operation was to eliminate what it called the "terrorist corridor" to be established near the southern border of Turkey, referring to the Kurdish "People's Protection Units", which Ankara considers an arm of the PKK and active within the "Syrian Democratic Forces" supported by the United State

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