French militants-experts are helping Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) [former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria] to arm newly delivered missiles with chemical warheads, local sources familiar with the situation told the Russian news agency Sputnik on November 22.
According to the sources, the White Helmets organization transferred five containers with toxic chemicals from one of HTS’ warehouses in the town of Kafr Nabl in the southern Idlib countryside to an underground facility in Idlib city, which has recently been built near the Central Prison.
“The five containers were handed over in the underground facility to French experts, of the black ethnicity .. they arrived recently to modify missiles of an unidentified type, which were supplied along with their launchers through the border,” Sputnik quoted the sources as saying.
Local sources close to HTS leadership and the White Helmets organization have been leaking detailed information about the groups’ chemical activities to several Syrian, Lebanese and Russian news outlets for more than three months now.
Earlier this month, HTS launched an extensive investigation to determine the personnel responsible for leaking information about its chemical weapons. However, the sources are still leaking details of how the radical group is moving dangerous chemical materials within northwestern Syria.
Russia and the Damascus government believe that HTS and its allies are planning to use these weapons to stage a chemical attack and blame it on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in order to provoke a military action from the U.S. and its allies.