Foreigners Train Syrian Rebels in Afghanistan to Use Chem
Weapons - Russian Foreign Minister
Clearing House - "RT"
- There are reports that some third countries are training
Syrian rebels to use chemical weapons in Afghanistan, Russian
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The intention is to put the
skill to use in new false flag actions in Syria, he explained.
The suspected training happened in Afghan territories not under
control of the government in Kabul, Lavrov said.
“Some reports indicate that [Al-Qaeda-linked radical] Al-Nusra
Front is planning to smuggle toxic compounds and relevant
specialists into Iraqi territory to stage terrorist attacks
there this time,” Lavrov said.
The Russian minister, who spoke after meeting his Kuwaiti
counterpart Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, warned against any
possible provocations in Syria related to the ongoing process of
its chemical weapons disarmament.
“We are standing for conducting the work in a precise manner in
accordance with the roadmap and without any hindrances. We warn
against any possible provocation,” Lavrov said.
Al-Nusra Front is considered one of the most combat-worthy parts
of the militants fighting against Damascus.
It has said that it takes orders from an Al-Qaeda branch
operating in Iraq. Many countries, including the United States,
list the group as a terrorist organization over several
high-profile bombings it organized in Syria.
The use of chemical weapons in August near Damascus triggered a
serious international crisis. The US threatened to use military
force against the government of President Bashar Assad, which it
blamed for the attack.
The tension was defused after a Russian-brokered deal to destroy
Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Damascus insists that the August incident and several previous
cases of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria were
provocations by opposition forces. Russia shares this view.
Earlier Russian diplomatic sources said the August sarin gas
attack was a special operation of Saudi Arabian intelligence
conducted with the help of a radical Islamist militant group
operating near Damascus.
The group called Liwa Al-Islam is headed by the son of a Saudi
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