After warnings from the Russian Defense Ministry about provocations with chemical weapons in Syria, interesting facts began to pop up on the web. Journalists conducted an investigation on the topic of how the British train extremists for such provocations.

As the Telegraph wrote on July 23, in the Syrian border area in the territory of Turkey, British specialists arranged a course of special training “for actions after the use of poisonous substances” for doctors and volunteers from the province of Idlib. The source of the Federal news agency in Syria said that members of the British private military company Oliva participated in these courses.

Earlier, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said eight tanks with combat chlorine had been delivered to the area of the city of Jisr Al-Shugur on the position of the “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” group. According to the agency, the militants from this group, together with the White Helmets, are preparing the scenario with a rocket fire system strike at the primary school in Jisr al-Shugur.

According to political analyst and independent journalist Alexander Asafov, provocations with chemical weapons are a rather popular method for countries seeking to realize their political will.

“Obviously, the entire Middle East region is a kind of platform for such “experiments”. Given that recently Turkish-American relations have become aggravated, they can also be tested for strength by political pressure with the help of a well-shot provocation with chemical weapons. By attracting attention to the still behind-the-scenes processes through the media, such excesses will be prevented,” he said.

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