DEIR EZZOR, Syria – According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, militants of the terrorist group Daesh [ISIS] are planning an attack on the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to provoke an air strike by the international coalition against the Syrian Army.
“The manufactured chemical ammunition is for use against positions of the Kurdish Army, which is conducting, with the support of the United States, military operations against terrorists in the Hajin area, in the province of Deir ez-Zor,” said the Russian Defense Ministry.
Russia also believes that terrorists plan to use chemical weapons against Kurdish troops by firing close positions at Syrian government forces so they can blame Damascus and provoke a massive US air strike against Syrian troops.
More than 70 countries in the international coalition led by the United States have been conducting military operations against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq since September 2014.
The campaign in Syria, however, was not authorized by Damascus or by the UN Security Council. The Syrian government also accuses the US of hitting civilians in Deir ez-Zor province and using white phosphorus, a substance banned by the UN.
Just days ago Syrian governor of Aleppo province Hussein Diyab said the on-site chlorine gas attack is confirmation that terrorists in Syria have chemical weapons for terrorists, unlike what Western media and politicians would have us believe that only the Syrian government has access to such weapons.
His comments were made after Saturday’s incident where militants of terrorist groups fired at neighborhoods of al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraana in Aleppo province that ultimately hospitalized over 100 people.
“The terrorist’s missiles contained poisonous gas, which proves that the terrorists have chemical weapons,” said the governor, as quoted by Al-Ekhbariya. The statement was given at the ar-Razi hospital, where the victims were hospitalized after the deadly attack.