Syrian Foreign Ministry announced the preparation of staged by terrorists with the use of toxic substances

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 - 21:24

Terrorists from the Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) group and associated activists of the White Helmets NGO are preparing a staging using poisonous substances in Idlib. This is stated in a statement by the Syrian Foreign Ministry released on Wednesday by the SANA agency.

“The militants have prepared two tons of toxic substances, which are now stored in a village in the south-west of Idlib province,” the document says. “With the assistance of Turkish intelligence, they are going to stage a chemical weapons staging against civilians, in order to then blame the Syrian army and its allies. "

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic condemns the crimes that terrorists are committing on Syrian soil, and demands from their patrons "to stop dangerous games leading to the death of civilians." "Syria holds the United States, Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey responsible for the use of these poisonous substances and the killing of civilians," the statement said.

Damascus' foreign ministry emphasizes that "the Syrian troops have never used chemical weapons in the past and cannot use them now, since they do not have chemical weapons."

On September 11, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria Rear Admiral Alexander Grinkevich told reporters about the impending provocation of terrorists using toxic substances in the Idlib de-escalation zone. According to him, the terrorists are planning to conduct staged filming in the Jebel ez-Zawiya area in southern Idlib with the aim of further disseminating publications in Internet resources, the Middle East and Western media, accusing the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians.

The Center for Reconciliation called on the commanders of illegal armed groups to abandon armed provocations and take the path of a peaceful settlement of the situation in the areas under their control.