On October 10, the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria revealed that a cell of ISIS attacked a position of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) near the town of Al-Lataminah in the northern Hama countryside a day earlier. During the attack, the terrorists stole two chlorine cylinders and killed two members of the White Helmets, who were working there.
According to the reconciliation center, ISIS elements moved the containers to the southern Aleppo countryside and then handed them over to another terrorist group, al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din.
“Western countries, planning provocations against the Syrian government forces using controlled armed gangs, do not take into account the difficult situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone … As a result of such irresponsible actions, toxic substances fell into the hands of ISIS terrorists, whose actions cannot be predicted,” the Russian reconciliation center said in an official statement.
Earlier this year, Russia revealed that Western countries had supplied HTS with dangerous chemical elements, including chlorine, and warned from such reckless step. However, it appears that some states, which are eager to inflame the war in Syria, have ignored these warnings.