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Syrian government denies U.S. claim of crematorium at prison

May 16, 2017 11:05 AM
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BEIRUT The Syrian government on Tuesday denied U.S. accusations that a crematorium had been built at one of its prisons that could be used to dispose of detainees' remains, saying the claim was devoid of truth.

A foreign ministry statement published by state news agency SANA said the U.S. administration had come out with "a new Hollywood story detached from reality" by alleging the crematorium had been built at Sednaya military prison near Damascus.

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