Militants in Syria Stored Toxic Substances for Provocations - Russian Military
23:22 GMT 25.11.2021 (Updated: 23:25 GMT 25.11.2021)
© AP Photo / Felipe DanaIdlib, Syria
© AP Photo / Felipe Dana
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants of the Nusra Front terrorist group* in Idlib have stored containers with toxic substances to organize provocations and accuse Syrian troops of using chemical weapons, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said.
"The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties received information that militants of the Nusra Front terrorist group (Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham, banned in Russia) have stored containers with toxic substances in an underground shelter near the city of Sarmada, Idlib province," Kulit said.
He added that, according to available information, the terrorists intended to organize provocations in order to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians.
*Jabhat al-Nusra (also known as Al-Nusra Front, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, or al-Qaeda in Syria) is a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other states