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The Russian Reconciliation Center warns of terrorist threats in Syria on the day of Assad's inauguration

The Russian Reconciliation Center warned of the terrorists' plans in Syria to launch a "chemical attack" in the de-escalation zone in Idlib on July 17, the date for the inauguration of President Bashar al-Assad, who recently won the elections.

Deputy Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kolet, said that "according to the available information, the terrorists are planning to launch a chemical attack on the line of contact in the areas of Saraqib and Khan Sheikhoun with the participation of the false humanitarian organization (White Helmets) and local media resources to film these provocations and accuse the government forces." Syrian government using toxic materials against civilians.

He added, "The possible date for provocation is July 17, when Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be sworn in as president."

He pointed out that "according to the information received by the center, the terrorist sleeper cells in the towns of Del, Tafas, Nafa, Jassem and al-Sanamayn in Daraa governorate are recruiting new fighters and training them to carry out acts of sabotage."

He continued, "With regard to possible provocations, the Syrian government has taken a number of measures to ensure security in the southern regions of Syria, where the intelligence has set up additional checkpoints to prevent this from happening."

Assad won the Syrian presidential elections recently, receiving 95.1% of the vote.