Russia is warning against a false flag chemical weapons attack, expected to occur in Idlib, Syria, following recent statements by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Idlib province remains the last territory expected to be liberated.
Russia stated that the “White Helmets” are suspected of being involved in the attack.
As ARN has reported, it is believed that a change in language regarding the Golan Heights, which has since come to include a full decree by the Trump administration recognizing "Israel's sovereignty" and changes to maps—marks a point of increasing U.S. military escalation against Syria.
Israel is suspected of having used supersonic Rampage missiles in its most recent airstrikes against the country, allegedly targeting Iranian positions, while Israeli rhetoric about the existence of Russian S-300 anti-air batteries in Syria heats up.
Russia has received some criticism for the S-300's apparent lack of effectiveness.