MOSCOW, July 2. /TASS/. Militants are plotting a provocation with the use of toxic agents in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone, Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Friday.
"The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria has received information that militants from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) are plotting a provocation with the use of toxic agents in the western areas of the Idlib," he said.
According to Kulit, terrorists and activists of the White Helmets pseudo-humanitarian organization have delivered by trucks around ten barrels with toxic agents to the settlement of Harim in the Idlib governorate.
"According to our information, militants are planning to stage a false chemical attack in the southern part of the Jebel al-Zawide ridge to blame Syrian government forces for the use of chemical weapons against civilians," he said.
The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country's liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.