April 11, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– rbc.ru, translated by Tom Winter –
Yesterday, we translated from Syrian government intelligence about jihadists planning more false flags. The Kremlin today has confirmation…
Moscow has information about more chemical attacks being prepared like the one that occurred in Idlib in other regions of Syria, including in the capital of Damascus, said President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian authorities have information about the preparation of provocations using chemical weapons in several regions of Syria. Russian leader Vladimir Putin revealed this during a press conference following the talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Interfax reports.
“We have information from various sources that such provocations, and I can not name it in any other way, are being prepared in other regions of Syria, including in the southern suburbs of Damascus, where they are going to use poisonous substances some more and blame the Syrian authorities,” Putin said.
Sergei Rudskoy, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces held a briefing in which he confirmed the words of the Russian president and noted further that at present militants are bringing poisonous substances to the areas of Khan-Sheikhun, Dzhira aerodrome, East Gutu and to the suburbs of Aleppo, RIA Novosti reported. According to him, the goal of the extremists is to create a new reason for accusing Bashar Assad of using banned chemical weapons and provoking new air strikes by the United States.
This in the wake of the incident that occurred on April 4 in the settlement of Khan-Sheikhun in the province of Idlib. According to the preliminary results of the Turkish expert assessment, bombs were dropped on the city with a toxic chemical substance, resulting in the deaths of more than 80 people from poisoning and destruction of the mucous membranes.
Anadolu and Al Jazeera TV channel reported there were more than 100 victims and another 500 were affected. Western countries have blamed the incident on the Syrian government army. Official Damascus denies these accusations. Moscow, in turn, claims that Syrian aviation struck a large ammunition depot, where chemical weapons were kept by militants.
In response, on April 7, the US Army, at the behest of President Donald Trump, struck the Shayrat airbase in Homs province with missiles. According to the Pentagon, it was from this place that a chemical attack was conducted. A total of 59 “Tomahawk” rockets were launched from the Mediterranean Sea.
The White House stressed that the US air strikes will be repeated in case of a new use of chemical weapons in Syria.