Militants Use Chemical Weapons To Attack Syria’s Aleppo. ‘Evil Assad’ Is To Be Blamed Soon

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Militants Use Chemical Weapons To Attack Syria's Aleppo. 'Evil Assad' Is To Be Blamed Soon

FILE IMAGE: Russian Defense Ministry’s press service/TASS

On November 24, militants operating in the province of Idlib shelled the government-held city of Aleppo with rockets containing chemical weapons. The shelling wounded at least 107 civilians, including many women and children.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, Russian military experts in chemical protection arrived in the city hours after the attack.

“Groups of specialists from units of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare protection deployed at observation posts in Syria urgently arrived to the area of the attack, carrying special equipment with them. They are working with the injured in hospitals, and monitor the environment in the area where toxic substances were used by militants,” Maj. Gen. Konashenkov said. “According to initial information, confirmed, among other things, by symptoms diagnosed in those affected, the projectiles launched at residential districts of Aleppo were filled with chlorine.”

Maj. Gen. Konashenkov stated that  the Russian side had earlier warned that the organization known as White Helmets was preparing to organize chemical provocations in the demilitarized zone around Idlib in order to accuse the Damascus government of using chemical weapons against civilians.

“It is quite evident that the White Helmets have direct ties to terrorist organizations operating in Syria, in particular in the Idlib de-escalation zone,” he said.

On November 25, Russian warplanes eliminated a group of militants, which had conducted a chemical attack on Aleppo. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian military detected and elimianted both militants and their weapons. The military warned that the eliminated militants were planning to carry out another attack on Aleppo.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement sent to the UN Security Council and the Secretary-General that the attack on Aleppo city was carried with help from some foreign powers.

“This terrorist act comes as a result of facilitating terrorists’ access to chemical substances by some states with the aim of using them against the Syrian people and accusing the Syrian Government of that through plays whose scenario had been previously prepared at the black rooms of the intelligence of some states which sponsor terrorism,” the statement said.

During the past few months Russia and Syria repeatedly warned on the highest level, including UN meetings, that provociations involving chemical weapons are possible in northwestern Syria. This informational campaign likely prevented pre-planned provocations against the Damascus government.

However, local militant groups, which obtained chemical weapons from third parties, appeared to be desperate enough to use chemical weapons against civilians in Aleppo even without a clear propaganda purpose.

Militants Use Chemical Weapons To Attack Syria's Aleppo. 'Evil Assad' Is To Be Blamed Soon

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Now, Idlib militants and their supporters around the globe will make an attempt to blame the Assad government for the November 24 incident in Aleppo city. They will likely pretend that “evil Assad” carried out a chemical attack on the government-controlled city in order to accuse the “moderate opposition” of doing this and thus disrupt the peaceful process in the country.

First signs of this campaign can already be observed in some MSM reports. For example, in its report on the chemical attack Reuters quoted “Abdel-Salam Abdel-Razak, an official from the Nour el-Din al-Zinki insurgent faction” [this group became widely known when its members filmed how they were beheading a boy during the battle of Aleppo], who claimed that “rebels” do not “own chemical weapons or have the capacity to produce them”.

Retuters also quoted Abu Omar, a spokesman of another militant group – Failaq al-Sham, who openly accused Damascus of trying to create “a malicious charade” as a pretext to attack militants.

The mainstream outlet concluded its report by claiming that “no rebel group has been confirmed to have used chemical weapons in the war by the by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)”.

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  • Sinbad2

    But not a word in the western media?
    For those who thought that the western media was there to report the news, it must be a shock to learn they are merely another arm of the American regime.

    • jorge

      It’s the terrorist propaganda arm of the western terrorist colonial regime. Conclusion, these guys are nothing more nothing less than fascists, nazis.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        ZioNazi is a more appropriate terms these days as AshkeNAZI is the new NAZI and much worse.

        • jorge

          The western colonialism, on a world scale, begun with the portuguese and castilian conquests, around 1500, followed by the english around 1600. For me, the zionazis are only the last crusade, organized not by the Pope but by the anglican British.

    • FlorianGeyer

      FUKUS even manage to fuck up their chemical false flag attacks :)

      This is what happens when FUKUS troops are too gutless to fight their own wars and employ Wahabi terrorists with the brains of a rock instead :)

    • Rob

      Why Assad should be blamed for these chemical attacks. Washington should be blamed who have supplied chemical weapons to their own terrorists in Syria. If Washington have not created chaos in Syria then how they can stay there. Common sense.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      haha the so-called western media is a Zionist mouthpiece so how can they report on their own proxy terrorists war crimes?

  • Rick E.

    It will be interesting to see if the west will beat the war drums against Assad. It will be even more interesting and illustrative as to if Russia will allow another ineffectual bombing run on Syria by the west.

    I certainly hope not! These fake bombing runs can easily spiral out of control, and are chaotic cluster Fu@#s! There’s always the chance of unplanned collateral damage, and these fake bombing runs accomplish nothing.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    No they won’t, the western world won’t blame Assad for this, they’re not quite that stupid [I hope]. Yes they may have fell for it all those other times, but this time it’s different, this time it was rockets launched into Assad’s territory, from rebel held territory, not a supposed SAA bomb dropped on the rebel civilian population on their own occupied territory, [every time the SAA was winning].
    As hard as it was to believe the other lie, it would be even harder to believe this one, I couldn’t imagine even one US warmonger trying to pin this on Assad now, it would probably damage their reputations with even their own loyal constituents [who would find it hard to believe], leave alone the rest of us that don’t believe a word that comes out of their mouths anyway, and would also like to see them all hanged for war crimes, due to all the lies they’ve already told causing so many people to die.
    As much as it’s bad it’s also good, this time we get to point the finger of blame in the right direction, and with the western world paying proper attention this time, and unable to argue the facts, and with the evidence.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    It is time to wipe out the headchoppers. Enough is enough.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      I totally agree with you.but how? or drop a barrel bom or carpet bom IDLIB or gas them job done ✅ victory for Assad

    • Brother Ma

      I agree. These White Helmets and turco alphabets are all just bashibazouks of Erdogan. Plausible Deniability. Russia needs to bomb all turcoalphabets and turco troops to leave idlib. Turkey was not able to control its own people so forfeits the right to be policeman in the area. Kick the rats and their headchoppers out or fry them!