Piccinin,abducted with Quirico in Syria,Assad didn't use gas

With Stampa reporter he overheard conversations of rebels

09 September, 13:30

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, SEPTEMBER 9 - Pierre Piccinin, the Belgian national abducted in Syria last April with Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and released Sunday, said on Monday that the Syrian regime was not behind an alleged chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21. 'It is a moral duty to say this. The government of Bashar al-Assad did not use Sarin gas or other types of gas in the outskirts of Damascus', Piccinin told radio RTL-TV, saying he had overheard rebels talk about it together with Quirico, a veteran war correspondent working for Turin-daily La Stampa. (ANSAmed)
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