Published on: Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:30 – The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that members of the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets are in Aleppo staging a chemical weapons attack to incriminate the Bashar Assad government.
The White Helmets have already begun filming, involving foreigners, the Russian military said.
“Militants from illegal armed groups do not abandon their attempts to destabilize the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The Russian reconciliation center has received information from Aleppo residents that the White Helmets are preparing another provocation with the use of toxic agents to accuse government forces to use chemical weapons against the local population,” said Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko, quoted by the Russian Defense Ministry.
The military said that “several dozen” White Helmets members arrived in Aleppo province to carry out the chemical weapons provocation, adding that the terrorists brought containers from Idlib with toxic agents needed for staging in Aleppo.
“The members of the White Helmets organization are filming staged acts with the participation of unknown civilians from the local population,” he said.
Savchenko specified that, according to information received by the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, militants planned to provoke the Syrian Armed Forces to open fire, adding that the plan also included the staging, in a territory controlled by illegal armed units, of a bombing with projectiles containing toxic agents allegedly conducted by the troops of Damascus.
This has been done many times during the Syrian conflict, with US President Donald Trump authorizing airstrikes against Syrian Army positions in the aftermath of a chemical weapon attack, where no evidence was brought forward that the Syrian government was responsible. Continuous US warnings of intervening in Syria if a chemical attack is perpetrated by the Syrian Army has emboldened terrorist forces to continue false flag operations in the hope of forcing the US to intervene. This is especially important now that terrorist forces are on the verge of defeat in Syria.