Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:25PM
A file photo of a Syrian suffering from breathing problems in the aftermath of a militant chemical attack.
A file photo of a Syrian suffering from breathing problems in the aftermath of a militant chemical attack.

The Russian military’s chemical warfare defense unit has once again found traces of chemical arms used by foreign-backed militants against civilians in Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo.

Gordon Duff, the senior editor of Veterans Today, believes the use of chemical weapons in Syria has been a “Western game” to try to create a rationale for overthrowing the government of President Bashar al-Assad.  

“Russia has tried over and over to present evidence, to present medical evidence of the use of sarin gas, of the use of mustard gas, massive use of chlorine gas. In 2014, in January, the Syrian army captured a chemical warfare manufacturing facility,… captured in that facility a Turkish officer who was running the facility, captured Saudi and Qatari officers there, none of this is ever reported, none of the evidence that the Russians are trying to submit [and] have taken to the UN was ever accepted,” the analyst told Press TV in an interview on Friday.  

He also stated that since 2013, there have been viable reports that chemical weapons are brought into Syria as part of supply convoys of Western-backed groups, including the White Helmets who are the “lauded saviors” of the Syrian people.

Duff went on to say that the “control of information” makes chemical warfare very dangerous.  

Aleppo has been divided over the past four years between government forces in the west and foreign-backed militants in the east, making it a front-line battleground.

Foreign supporters of the militants operating against the Syrian government have repeatedly accused Damascus of resorting to chemical weapons in Aleppo, an allegation strongly denied by Syria and Russia.

The Syrian government turned over its entire chemical weapons stockpile under a deal negotiated by Russia and the United States back in 2013. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has overseen operations to remove the government's chemical arsenal from Syria.