Disinfo: Al Nusra Front plans to carry out a false chemical attack in Syria and blame Russia


Syrian terrorist group Al Nusra Front is preparing a false-flag attack in Saraqib, Idlib province, to accuse the Russian Air Force of using chemical weapons against civilians, according to the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Fighting Parts, which affirms that bomb shrapnel is being planted there from other regions of Syria.


No evidence is provided to support this claim. Alleged false-flag chemical attacks are a recurrent narrative in Russian disinformation.

You can see other examples of this here, here and here.



  • Reported in: Issue 150
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: false flag, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War


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No evidence is provided to support this claim.

Actually, the Spanish government explained very clearly that the reason why they decided to order the Méndez Núñez frigate to leave the group was because it changed its stated original mission. Spain’s acting defence minister, Margarita Robles, said that the decision is technical and military, not political, and that the frigate will rejoin the fleet once it reaches the Indian Ocean, according to Spanish newspaper El País.