DISINFO: Foreign media filmed a staged scene of another false chemical attack in Syria
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: mundo.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 24, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • Countries / regions discussed: Syria
Tags:
White Helmets Chemical weapons/attack

DISINFO: Foreign media filmed a staged scene of another false chemical attack in Syria

SUMMARY

Correspondents and workers of foreign media filmed a staged scene in which a family died after an alleged “chemical attack” of Syrian troops in the village of Morek, in the province of Hama, according to chief of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation in Syria.

RESPONSE

No evidence is provided to support the claim. Accusations of staged scenes and filming of allegedly false chemical attacks in Syria are a recurring narrative in Russian propaganda. See other examples here, here and here.

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