French jihadists in Syria’s Idlib armed with chemical weapons, anti-aircraft missiles – report

According to a report by the Sputnik News Agency claiming to cite sources “close to terrorist organizations”, French jihadists very recently entered onto the Idlib region of Syria.

As stated in the report, the foreign terrorists are now armed with dangerous tactical firepower, including weaponized chemical substances and US-made FIM-92 Stinger man-portable, anti-aircraft systems as well as trucks and heavy vehicles (i.e. tanks).

The reports says that several days ago, the French jihadists moved with their weapons from the provincial capital (Idlib city) to the town of Khan Sheykhoun, near Hama province. Both are militant-held settlements, with Idlib province on the whole being primarily dominated by armed insurgent groups.

Sources cited in the report claim that during the move, the so-called “White Helmets” organization (a known Al-Qaeda front group) handed over five packages of toxic substances to the French terrorists; these weaponized chemical materials are said to have come from an Al-Nusra storage site (also called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda) in Kafr Nubel village.

The report concludes that, according to its sources, the French jihadists moved these chemical substances back to Idlib city and stored them in a makeshift underground storage site near the Central Prison.

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