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Terrorists prepared to stage chemical provocation in Idleb

Tehran, Russian Defense Ministry revealed reliable information affirming that terrorists transported canisters containing chlorine gas to Basanqoul, 20 km to the southwest of Idleb in a bid to stage a chemical attack and accuse the Syria Arab Army of it.

Head of the Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim in Lattakia Vladimir Savchenko said in a statement that terrorist groups brought canisters of chlorine to the village of Basanqoul in preparation for making a new provocation through using chemical weapons against civilians, SANA reported from Moscow.

Savchenko indicated that chlorine canisters were brought by terrorists of the so-called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham which is the new name of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization which is listed on the list of international terrorism.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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