Radical groups and members of the so-called ‘White Helmets’ are preparing to carry out criminal actions by using chemical weapons in some regions of Idlib and Hama provinces, and the objective is to accuse Damascus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced at a press release.
The document revealed that the Front for the Liberation of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra Front, which was included in the international terrorism list, moved tankers carrying crude chlorine from the border with Turkey to Atma town, in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, where it is processed at a laboratory and turned into gas.
This toxic substance is filled into projectiles and then fired at residential areas in rural Idlib, the note stated.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that such criminal actions will not prevent the Syrian army from continuing its fight against terrorism until its final eradication and regain stability across the national territory.
Syria repeatedly rejected reports by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accusing Damascus of using such weapons and claimed that terrorists stage attacks to accuse the State.
It denounced that this Organization became a tool to implement aggressive plans by the United States and its allies and a scenario to settle political scores with Syria.