Disinfo: A staged chemical weapon attack was shot in Idlib


Nine videos were shot imitating a chemical attack against civilians in Idlib, they will be used to hold the Syrian government responsible for the attacks. The videos were shot with the “White Helmet propaganda Islamist organisation”.


Recurring disinformation from the past couple of week about an allegedly staged chemical attack that the West would use as a justification for attacking the Syrian government. Based on the previous statements of Russian officials, the alleged staged chemical attack should already have taken place: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/english-speaking-experts-arrived-to-idlib-to-perform-chemical-attack/

White Helmets is regularly targeted by Russian and pro-Kremlin disinformation-oriented sources, see the cases in our database: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=


  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: false flag, Idlib, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War


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