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Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons: aimed at Germany to stop Nord Stream 2

Summary of Disinformation

There is no reason to use chemical weapons in the cities in Syria, it has no effect, and there are no chemical weapons in the country. Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons are totally absurd. — The allegations are aimed at putting pressure on Germany to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and preserving the US hegemony in the world.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attacks in Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date= euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=

There is no logical connection between Syrian regime using chemical weapons and some third countries putting pressure on Germany to stop Nord Stream 2.

Background:

On 7 April 2018, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

According to the World Health Organisation, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.

More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals. Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2018/chemical-attacks-syria/en/

See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/

In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

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Reported in: Issue 118
Date: 11.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Germany, Syria
Keywords: Nord Stream 2, false flag, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokazhet @Channel One, 21.50
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