The German foreign intelligence service revealed on Saturday (May 13) that the Assad regime was responsible for the toxic-gas attack on Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun early last month, which killed more than 100 people.
The German weekly Welt am Sonntag said that the German intelligence agency (BND) sees that Assad regime’s air force was responsible for the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
The newspaper said that the BND learned that a toxic-gas attack was launched from Assad regime’s Shayrat Airbase. It was not clear, however, whether the head of the regime Bashar Assad had ordered the attack himself, according to the newspaper.
On April 4, Assad warplanes carried out airstrikes, using chemical weapons, on Khan Sheikhoun town in Idlib southern countryside. The sarin gas attack killed at least 100 civilians and injured more than 500 others, mainly children and women.
In retaliation, the US launched a missile attack on Assad regime’s Shayrat Airbase in Homs on April 7. US destroyers in the Mediterranean fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the airbase, its fueling stations and runways.
Some twenty days after the attack, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has revealed that French intelligence will provide evidence which confirms Assad terrorists’ use of chemical weapons in the attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
Also, the CIA confirmed intercepting communications between Assad terrorists and chemical experts regarding the preparation to launch a toxic gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
In turn, the Israeli intelligence revealed that the Assad regime still possesses tons of chemical weapons, proving false what Bashar Assad said about handing over his regime’s chemical arsenal in 2013.
Khan Sheikhoun massacre is considered the second biggest chemical attack in Syria since Assad regime’s large-scale sarin attack on eastern Ghouta in 2013 which killed more than 1400 people.