Moscow, Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the armed terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside have incessantly attempted to organize provocations involving the alleged use of toxic chemicals in order to accuse the Syrian forces of it.
First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operations Department Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir noted that the Syrian government and Hmeimim-based Russian Reconciliation Center had exposed those plans and informed the international community and mass media about them.
For instance, on March 3rd, a workshop where militants had been loading ammunition with poisonous chemical agents was found in an underground tunnel in Hazrama town in Eastern Ghouta, he said.
Poznikhir added that the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was probably made on April 7th when the notorious White Helmets, who operate as part of terrorist groups, staged and filmed a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the town of Douma.
On April 9th, Russian military chemists and doctors visited the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, including the health facility shown in the White Helmets' footage, but found neither cases of exposure to chemical weapons nor traces of toxic agents, Poznikhir added.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency