Terrorists Producing Fake Videos to Accuse Syrian Air Force of Targeting Residential Areas

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) together with the media outlets of a number of foreign sponsoring states are producing fake videos to accuse the Syrian Armed Forces of targeting residential regions in Idlib province, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria reported on Monday.

The Russian center in Humeimim Base in Western Syria said according to local reports, Tahrir al-Sham in cooperation with the media outlets of some of its Middle-Eastern sponsors are preparing fake videos to accuse the Syrian and Russian fighter jets of bombing residential areas in Idlib province.

The center said the videos show militants rescuing harmed civilians from under debris of bombed buildings and transferring them to a Red Crescent Hospital, while claiming in interviews that the buildings have been destroyed in Russian and Syrian airstrikes.

The fake videos show that the terrorists are reconstructing infrastructures that were bombed by the warplanes, the center added.

The Russian center further said that Tahrir al-Sham intends to air the video in Arabic and western media to accuse Russia and Syria of false-flag attacks on civilians to beg more financial supports from NGOs operating in Idlib province.

An Arab media outlet reported in April that the Syrian Army troops could find a site used by the pro-militant White Helmet Organization to produce its fake videos during their mop-up operations in Eastern Ghouta.

Al-Ahd news website reported that the army discovered a location in the small town of Saqba in Eastern Ghouta that was used by the White Helmets to shoot and produce videos that depict the army as a savage force that kills civilians mercilessly.

It further said that the army men found a series of cameras and film-production equipment at the site.

Also in April, the Russian Defense Ministry denied reports of an alleged chemical bomb being dropped on Douma, suggesting that a number of western states as well as NGOs like the White Helmets turned to such claims in order to undermine the evacuation of Jeish al-Islam terrorists from the area.

“We strongly deny these claims and announce our readiness to send Russian experts in radiation, chemical and biological defense to Douma after its liberation from terrorists to gather evidence, which would prove that the allegations on the chemical weapons use was staged,” Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, commander of the Russian Center for Syria reconciliation, said.

The Syrian government also denied allegations of having used chemical weapons in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, saying it did not need such measures to stop the terrorists.

According to the statement, issued by the Syrian authorities on the state-run SANA news agency, such claims were made by terrorists and are aimed at hindering Syrian forces, which made “a swift and determined advance” and did not need such measures to deter the terrorists.

“The chemical fabrications, which did not serve the terrorists and their sponsors in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta, will not serve them today either, as the Syrian state is determined to end terrorism in every square inch of Syrian territory,” the statement read.

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