DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, have reportedly moved barrels with banned chlorine to a town in Syria’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib, using vehicles of the so-called White Helmets civil defense group.
Head of Damascus-based Syrian Human Rights Network, Ahmad Kazem, told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Tuesday that the members of the Western-backed aid group, which has been repeatedly accused of cooperating with terrorists and staging false flag gas attacks, have started to install cameras in a number of hospitals in a bid to implicate Syrian government forces with the use of chlorine.
"According to our data, several chlorine containers were transported from [the northwestern Syrian city of] Jisr al-Shugur to Khan Shaykhun town, in the south of the Idlib province. The transportation took place under coordination and cooperation between the White Helmets and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists. The containers with the toxic substance were transported in two ambulances,” Kazem pointed out.
The rights activist went on to say that the containers were later put into freezers, so the chemicals could be used for attacks against civilians.
On October 21 last year, informed sources, requesting not to be named, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists had moved banned chlorine and sarin munitions from the small city of Ma'arrat Misrin, located 50 kilometers southwest of Aleppo, to Jisr al-Shughour.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government has accused U.S. military forces and their allied Kurdish militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of blocking deliveries of critical humanitarian supplies to internally displaced people in the country’s embattled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Mohammed Dhiab, the media coordinator for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in the province, told Syria’s official news agency SANA on Tuesday that a convoy of 10 truckloads of drinking water, medicine, hygiene products and other basic commodities was once again prevented from passing al-Salihiyah crossing point.
He added that the convoy had been stopped at the Kurdish-controlled crossing point for five consecutive days before being denied entry under the pretext that American forces in the area had not allowed the passage.
Dhiab further noted that US troops and SDF militants placed concrete barriers and barricades in front of the trucks at last.
The official went on to say that the aid convoy had been provided by the Syrian government, SARC as well as the Russian Coordination Center, and was destined for the town of Hajin, which lies along the Euphrates River and south of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr.
On January 31, US forces and Kurdish militants prevented an aid convoy from the Syrian government and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent from reaching villagers in the rural outskirts of Dayr al-Zawr despite guarantees from the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning free and unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid shipments throughout the Syrian territory.
This file picture shows members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, terrorist group in an undisclosed location in Syria.