The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Moscow is concerned over the fact that terrorists have not abandoned their attempts to stage chemical attacks against Syrian civilians.
The White Helmets have deployed equipment in several hospitals in the Syrian province of Idlib to film false flag chemical attacks and blame it on Damascus, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Thursday.
The notorious NGO has repeatedly been busted staging and filming false-flag attacks: last April, the group published footage featuring doctors in Douma hospitals treating patients that had suffered from an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian Arab Army
Last week, Foreign Policy magazine reported that the US was considering keeping some troops in its strategic base in southeastern Syria, al-Tanf, to “prevent Iran from establishing a ground line of communications from Iran through Iraq through Syria to southern Lebanon in support of Lebanese Hezbollah”.
The development came a month after US President Donald Trump declared victory over Daesh* and subsequently announced a full and immediate troop pull-out from the Arab Republic.
The US-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against what has it referred to as Daesh targets in Syria without either a UN mandate or Damascus’s authorisation.
The Syrian government has repeatedly denounced their military presence as illegal, demanding that the American forces leave the country and withdraw from the al-Tanf base.