Friday, February 26, 2021

Al-Qaeda affiliate planning ‘simulated’ chemical assault in Syria’s Idlib, in line with Russian army intelligence — RT World Information

Terrorists in Syria’s northeastern province of Idlib are getting ready to hold out a false-flag operation towards civilians that they may then blame on Damascus, the Russian Reconciliation Middle has mentioned.

Citing intelligence reviews, Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik, deputy chief of the Russian de-escalation mission in Syria, claimed that militants belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have transported containers with poisonous brokers to the settlement of Tarmanin. The Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists plan to make use of the chemical substances, believed to be chlorine, to “simulate” an assault leading to casualties amongst native residents, Sytnik mentioned. He added that the militants hope to then blame the incident on Syrian authorities forces. 

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The warning comes a number of weeks after the reconciliation heart revealed that it had been tipped off that HTS militants and members of the ‘White Helmets,’ a self-styled civil protection group, have been planning to stage a chemical assault in a city 11 kilometers (seven miles) northwest of Aleppo.

The Syrian authorities has been blamed for various alleged chemical assaults which have occurred since battle broke out within the nation in 2011. In some instances, western militaries have used the alleged atrocities to launch retaliatory strikes towards Syrian army targets. 

Whereas Washington and different nations have pointed to movies made by the White Helmets as proof of the assaults, Russia and Syria have produced witness testimony, in addition to different proof difficult the West’s narrative. 

The US and its allies launched missile strikes towards Syria in response to an incident in 2017 in Khan Shaykhun. Syria was focused by US missiles once more in April 2018, following an alleged chemical assault in Douma. The Group for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which investigated the Douma incident, has additionally come beneath scrutiny, after whistleblowers accused the UN chemical weapons watchdog of sanitizing its report on the matter and of ignoring analyses made by the group’s fact-finding staff. 

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