Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication' - AFP interview

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 9:15 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication", news agency AFP reported on Thursday.

Assad also said Syria's military had given up all chemical weapons, AFP said on its Twitter account, quoting remarks in an interview with the Syrian president.

The United States and its allies say the Syrian military carried out the attack, something Syria has already denied.

(Reporting by John Davison, Michael Georgy, Ellen Francis; additional reporting by Paris bureau)