Russian reconciliation center: opposition in Idlib preparing false flag operation in Syria’s north

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria in Hmeimim announced that Turkish-backed armed opposition groups northwest Syria were preparing a false flag operation in Idlib and Aleppo.

The deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Rear Admiral Alexander Grynkiewicz, said on Monday that they were informed that armed opposition members were preparing a provocation using chemical weapons in the south of the de-escalation zone in Idlib.

This is the Russian Reconciliation Center’s third statement in September regarding information about a chemical provocation, according to the center.

“The armed opposition members are organizing a false flag operation in the countryside of both Aleppo and Idlib” the Center confirmed.

“Armed opposition groups are planning to make a fake video in order to claim later that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons, which are internationally forbidden, against civilians,” Grynkiewicz added.

The Reconciliation Center calls on the heads of the opposition groups to surrender those operations and follow the peaceful settled path in areas under their control,” he added.

The Center announced on September 11 that they were informed that “al-Nusra Front were preparing a chemical false flag operation in south Idlib.”

“Opposition groups are planning for a false chemical attack in both Ariha city and Basames town in order to claim later that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons against civilians,” he added in a statement September 20.

Al-Nusra Front members, in cooperation with the White Helmets, were preparing a fake film in coordination with Turkish intelligence, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on September 23.

“That will be carried out by using chemical weapons against civilian in Idlib, after they have stored the chemicals recently, the Ministry added.