Russian DM: Al-Nusra terrorists prepare for fake chemical provocations in Idleb

Moscow (ST): Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were preparing to fabricate a new chemical farce in which they use fake chemical weapons against the civilians in Idleb southern countryside to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of such attack.

Gen. Alexander Grenkivich, Deputy Chief of the Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim, was quoted by TASS News Agency as saying that terrorists in Idleb were planning to launch a fake chemical attack against civilians in the de-escalation zone in Idleb as a provocation against the government forces and with the aim of accusing the Syrian Arab Army of launching such an attack.

He added that the Coordination Center received information that preparations were underway for carrying out new provocations through using poisonous substances in the eastern part of the de-escalation zone in Idleb.

In a statement released on Sep. 11th, Gen. Grenkivich said that the Russian Coordination Center received information related to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' preparation for launching false chemical attacks with the participation of foreign news reporters to publish them later on the internet and media outlets to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of using chemical weapons against the civilians.


Earlier, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in cooperation with the terrorist group of the “White Helmets” and supported by their operators are plotting in coordination with the intelligence of the Turkish regime to launch fake chemical attacks against the civilians in Idleb, noting that they have recently stored chemical weapons.

The Russian Ministry of Defense had repeatedly stressed the existence of laboratories for manufacturing lethal materials for terrorist organizations in Idleb, run by specialists and experts who were trained in Europe to be used in launching fake chemical attacks against civilians and accuse the Syrian state and army of such provocations.