According to Russian intelligence, terrorists linked to al-Qaeda in Syria’s Idlib province are plotting to use chemical weapons to blame the government of this country.
Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik told RT news agency that the Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) militants affiliated with al-Qaeda have transported many containers of toxic chemicals to the area. area near the town of Turmanin in the northern province of Idlib, Syria.
They will then use chemicals, mainly chlorine, to launch a “fake flag” attack to blame the Syrian government.
|A rebel gunman in Syria. Photo: Reuters|
According to RT, the warning was made just a few weeks after Russian intelligence revealed the chemical attack plan was prepared by some HTS gunmen and the armed self-defense group “White Hat” to target a town. The town is located 11km northwest of Aleppo, Syria.
Chlorine is a chemical with strong washing properties. Therefore, if this substance is exposed to high levels by humans, it can cause peeling, dry skin, asthma, liver dysfunction or weakened immune system. Even if the concentration reaches 1,000 ppm or more, the chemical chlorine will kill the exposed person within minutes.
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