WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad of Syria dismissed as "malicious propaganda" allegations that his troops used chlorine gas in the fight against insurgent rebels, according to an interview broadcast on Friday on CBS "This Morning."
Asked about allegations Syrian government forces have used chlorine gas and barrel bombs, Assad said: "Let me fully answer this. It's very important. This is part of the malicious propaganda against Syria. First of all the chlorine gas is not military gas. You can buy it anywhere."
23:23 Trump says he does not see expanded role for U.S. in Libya beyond ISIS fight24
15:51 North Korea Says Ready To 'Sink US Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike'11
21:21 Trump says strong Europe is important for U.S25
01:38 North Korea says 'don't mess with us' as U.S. plans next move24