Militants plan to stage a chemical attack in the Syrian embattled region of Eastern Ghouta and to accuse the Damascus government of conducting it, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mehdad told media on March 10.
“We have received information that militants in Eastern Ghouta plan staging a chemical attack between Misraba and Bitsava,” the diplomat said. “For that, the Tahrir al-Sham militants plan killing several women, and we expect this “performance” may take place on March 11.”
The report comes amid the ongoing large-scale operation of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies against militants in the region. Government forces have already liberated a large area and now are increasing pressure on the remaining militant-held area. MORE DETAILS