ISIS militants seize toxic chemicals in Syria
Four militants and two members of the White Helmets organization were killed near the Syrian village of al-Lataminah as a result of the attack, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, Lieutenant General Vladimir Savchenko said.
"In the evening of October 9, a gang of one of the pro-ISIS groups attacked the headquarters of the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham terrorist organization located near the village of al-Lataminah," he said.
"In the fight, four militants and two members of the White Helmets organization were killed. Two cylinders containing chlorine were taken out of the headquarters. The seized cylinders were transported to the south of Aleppo province and handed over to terrorists of the Hurras al-Din terrorist group associated with the ISIS," TASS cited the reconciliation center’s head as saying.
He stressed that the Western countries, while planning provocations against Syrian government forces and employing their controlled bandit groups, do not take into account the complicated situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
As a result of those irresponsible steps, poisonous chemicals ended up in the hands of Islamic State terrorists whose actions are hard to predict," Savchenko added.