FSA, US Preparing Chemical Provocation in Deir ez-Zor

FSA, US Preparing Chemical Provocation in Deir ez-Zor

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that militants of the Free Syrian Army had already brought canisters with chlorine to a settlement in Deir ez-Zor to stage another “chemical attack against civilians.”

“According to the information received via three independent channels in Syria, the command of the so-called Free Syrian Army with assistance from the servicemen of US special operations forces is preparing a serious provocation with the use of toxic substance in Deir ez-Zor province,” Konashenkov said.

The ministry noted that the video of the use of chemical substances would become grounds for US coalition’s attacks on institutions of the Syrian government.

The Russian Defense Ministry warns that the use of such provocations to destabilize the situation in Syria is unacceptable, he stressed.