Russian Defense Ministry: Armed groups transport toxic chemicals to number of Syrian areas

Moscow, SANA-Russian Defense Ministry warned on Tuesday that the armed groups are currently preparing for attacks with chemical weapons in Syria after they transported toxic chemicals to Khan Shaykhun, al-Jira airport, Eastern Ghouta and to the West of Aleppo.

“According to our information, the armed groups have been bringing poisonous substances to the Khan Shaykhun area, the Jirah airport, Eastern Ghouta and the western outskirts of Aleppo,” Chief of the Main Operations Department of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy  said in a press conference.

He added that they aim to create another pretext for accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, saying that “we would like to warn that such steps are unacceptable.”

“At the same time, instances were registered when armed groups used chemical weapons, including improvised munitions. The case files of investigations into some of such episodes have been transferred to representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW),” Rudskoy said.

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Source: News Now/ Syrian Arab News Agency

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