Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has information that militants in Syria are preparing to stage false flag chemical attacks in Idlib province and other regions in order to incriminate the Syrian government.
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told a Wednesday briefing in Moscow that on October 27, militants from the so-called Islamic Party of Turkestan had “transferred 20 containers with 10 liters of chlorine each” from the northwestern Syrian city of Maarrat al-Nu’man, situated about 30 kilometers south of Idlib.
He said the terrorists have unloaded the chemicals in the settlements of Kafr Nabl and al-Hawash, and are set to use them to stage provocative acts.
“Local residents reported to the Russian Reconciliation Center that this group of White Helmets searched for residents who would like to take part in staged video footage in exchange for food,” he added.
According to Konashenkov, “similar provocative acts are planned in other areas of Syria.”