After accusing Damascus of another chemical attack on rebel fighters earlier this week, the US State Department said it had seen evidence “consistent” with that narrative. The spokesperson said investigations were ongoing.
“We do have numerous sources including interviews with those present during the attack that did report that a number of opposition fighters were taken to local hospitals and presented symptoms that were consistent with chemical exposure,” US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters Thursday.
“We don’t have any definitive conclusions yet as we continue to investigate,” she said.
Oddly enough, the ‘opposition’ fighters in the Latakia Governorate town of Kabani, where they claimed the chemical weapons attack occurred, are mostly jihadists from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party.