Chemical weapons provocation in Syria to start September 8

Summary

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that leaders of the terrorist group Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic Movement and representatives of the White Helmets met in Idlib on September 7 in order to coordinate their participation in the upcoming false flag operation. The chemical weapons provocation in Syria will start on 8 September.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the White Helmets: 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=

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

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: false flag, Chemical weapons/attack, Provocation, Terrorism
  • Outlet: Sputnik News
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Terrorists have met with White Helmets to stage a chemical provocation in Idlib

Russian Defense Ministry does not exclude the possibility that a staged chemical provocation in Idlib could take place on 8 September. Terrorists have met today with White Helmets for final prep work.

Disproof

White Helmets transported toxic materials to a church and the hospital in Jisr al-Shughour

The White Helmets transported drums carrying toxic materials to Saint Nicholas church, which they pretend to restore, and the National Hospital in Jisr al-Shughour (North-Western Syria).

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on White Helmets and 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=

Vanessa Beeley  is a well-known supporter of the Assad regime. Her claims against the White Helmets were repeatedly debunked.