Russia: IS preparing another chem. weapon attack in Syria

War / Terrorism 11/28/2018, 7:53 PM
Russia: IS preparing another chem. weapon attack in Syria

Russian Ministry of Defense warned on Wednesday that the extremist organization the Islamic State (ISIS) is preparing another chemical weapon attack in Syria, according to an official statement. According to Moscow, the extremist group is counting on provoking a US-led coalition to strike the Syrian government forces by targeting the Kurdish units.

"ISIL [the former name of the IS] militants plan to carry out the attack on the Syrian Democratic Forces from the direction of the nearest positions occupied pro-governments units, in order to provoke a massive US air strike on them," the ministry stressed.

Moscow added that 11 extremists that received their training abroad have arrived in Syria and are already preparing the bombs packed with chemical substances in order to attack "the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which have been fighting against terrorists in the Hajin area of the Deir ez-Zor province."

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