Militants operating in opposition-held Idlib province reportedly prepare a new false flag chemical attack.
The Russian Defense Ministry claims the attack is being prepared by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham group and the White Helmets in close cooperation with French and Belgian secret services. It is alleged that French intelligence facilitated delivering of chlorine-loaded canisters disguised as oxygen and natural gas tanks to a number of villages and towns in Idlib province. The Belgian special service, in turn, has filmed RuAF airstrikes on munition depots in Idlib to use it as evidence of Russian involvement in the attack.
The report also says militants are going to poison people for real to make a footage more believable and participants of the chemical attack staging are expected to get about $100 for playing various roles during its filming.
The SMM Syria cannot directly confirm the statement of the Russian MoD, but according to our sources on the ground, local residents have witnessed HTS militants delivering a number of canisters to their depots in a few settlements of Idlib province. Therefore, we believe that militants and the White Helmets can prepare to stage another false flag chemical attack in Syria. Moreover, the SMM Syria has earlier reported on leaked footage that reveals the White Helmets preparations for staging poisonous gas attack:
— SMM Syria (@smmsyria) September 17, 2018