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Aleppo chemical attack may be the work of White Helmets

Summary of Disinformation

The White Helmets are staging provocations involving chemical weapons to provide foreign powers with justification for intervention into Syria.

web.archive.org/web/20181126144406/https://sputniknews.com/world/201811251070116051-aleppo-white-helmets-chemical-attack/, web.archive.org/web/20181126144407/https://thefrontierpost.com/aleppo-chemical-attack-may-be-work-of-white-helmets-russian-mod/

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about White Helmets. For further reporting on Aleppo attack see BBC report.

The OPCW recently announced that it is planning to send a mission to Syria to probe an alleged poison gas attack.


Earlier, pro-Kremlin disinformation has claimed that both the 2017 attack in Khan Sheikhoun and 2018 in Douma were faked. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. On April 10 2018 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. In June, the OPCW members granted it power to assign blame for chemical attacks.

Read more: www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2018/08/31/attaques-chimiques-en-syrie-les-intox-de-la-russie-pour-brouiller-les-pistes_5348708_4355770.html#xtor=AL-32280270

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Reported in: Issue 127
Date: 25.11.2018
Language: English
Country: Syria
Keywords: White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: thefrontierpost.com
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