"In the settlement of Al-Bab, about 150 people went to a rally calling for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish formations and the return of territories under the control of Damascus," Karpova quotes TASS.

According to him, the rally "was brutally suppressed by the militants with the use of force, as a result of which five local residents were injured."

Karpov also noted that in the territory controlled by the armed forces of Turkey, there is an increase in protest moods of local residents against the atrocities of militants of illegal armed groups.

He called on the commanders of illegal armed groups to "take the path of a peaceful settlement of the situation" in the areas under their control.

Earlier, the CPVS announced that the militants were preparing provocations with toxic substances in Syria.