Militants are now filiming a staged chemical weapons provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur in the Syrian province of Idlib, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said on September 11.
According to the center, footage, meant to serve as proof that the Syrian government has allegedly carried out a chemical weapons attack, is to be handed to global news outlets by the end of the day.
“According to the information received from inhabitants of Idlib province, militants are now filming a staged provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, where “chemical weapons” are depicted as being used by the Syrian army against civilians. The film crews of several Middle Eastern TV channels arrived in Jisr al-Shugur in the morning, as well as the regional affiliate of one of the main American television news networks,” the Center said.
“The plot envisages staged scenes showing ‘activists’ from the Civil Defense (“White Helmets”) ‘helping’ the residents of Jisr al-Shughur after the Syrian army allegedly used the so-called barrel bombs with poisonous substances.”
According to the Center, militants received two canisters of a “chlorine-based chemical” to use them in the starged provociation.
“All the footage of the staged provocation in Jisr al-Shughur is to be delivered to the newsrooms of TV channels, which are to broadcast it after its publication on social media.”