Thursday, August 23

Russian military spots chemicals transfer from Turk border town to N. Latakia

No, this isn't the same convoy that was spotted some days ago. I see from the following report that the bad guys, now clearly aware that the earlier convoy was spotted, are trying subterfuges to shake off the observers. 

I should add that the very last sentence in the report conflicts somewhat with a few of its earlier statements. This leads me to wonder whether these chemicals-transporting convoys are being helped by the Turkish military, or whether the military is trying to stop them. Maybe the tie-breaker is that the military is now trying to stop such convoys after being caught red-handed facilitating the previous shipment. But that's just a guess based on very limited information. The fog of war is getting thicker than pea soup. 


The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted several local sources as reporting that the White Helmets have sent 8 truck vans carrying chemicals stored in a local Chlorine Recycling Company near the town of al-Tamah at the border with Turkey to Jisr al-Shughour in Northeastern Lattakia, which is under the control of Tahrir al-Sham, under tight security measures.

It went on to say that the chemicals would go through Ariha town under tight security measures of Tahrir al-Sham. The White Helmets were also called for help by Tahrir al-Sham in several regions of Idlib concurrent with the arrival of the chemicals in Jisr al-Shughour.

In a relevant development earlier this month, the White Helmets had sent chemicals for the Turkistani Islamic Party in Jisr al-Shughour in Northeastern Idlib.

Irregular movements by the White Helmets have been recently spotted in a large triangular region from the Turkish borderline to Jisr al-Shughour and the borders with Lattakia in West, the media outlet reported, adding that Tahrir al-Sham and White Helmets are preparing to launch a fake chemical attack in Idlib to later accuse the Damascus forces.

Media sources reported earlier this month that the Turkish army sent several trucks carrying chlorine to the Ankara-backed terrorists' stronghold in Idlib, adding that a number of commanders of militant groups left the region.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted local sources in Idlib province as saying that a Turkish military convoy, consisting of tens of trucks, and accompanied by Tahrir al-Sham terrorists, entered Syria through Kafr Lousin passageway in Northern Idlib and were transferred to the region under the supervision of Turkey in Jisr al-Shughour in Western Idlib and Northwestern Hama.

They added that 8 trucks carrying plastic barrels containing fluid Chlorine were unloaded in one of the bases of Turkistani terrorist group in the village of Halouz in Western Jisr al-Shughour.

Also, 18 other trucks, carrying prefabricated residential boxes, cement walls and other technical equipment, communication systems and electronic sniper guns, were transferred to Jabal Ishtabraq region.

The sources also said that 3 trucks moved towards Turkey at night under heavy security measures of Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at, raising the speculations that they had transferred the foreign terrorist commanders of Tahrir al-Sham to Turkey.

Meantime, the Turkish forces stopped activities of al-Barqoum checkpoint which was the biggest Tahrir al-Sham checkpoint in Aleppo-Damascus highway.



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