Disinfo: Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists armed with chemical weapons

Summary

Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists armed with chemical weapons.

Disproof

The rules of war have been broken by both sides of the conflict. According to a UN report, quoted by the BBC “Syrian pro-government forces in eastern Aleppo have been killing people, including women and children, on the spot in their homes and on the street”. There is no evidence that the opposition has chemical weapons, but there is evidence that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people.. The findings of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the use of chemical weapons in Syria point to the Syrian Government and Da'esh

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War, Terrorism
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after the defeat of the terrorists

Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after terrorists, supported by the Western powers, were defeated and the city was freed, as shown by video footage. The video is in opposition to claims by mainstream media which only report the suffering in Aleppo.

Disproof

It is unclear - and unlikely - that the video was taken in Aleppo. Moreover, the video was made by Iranian Press TV, which is dubious. Iran is directly engaged in Syria on the side of Bashar al Assad's regime and its media are not independent