Disinfo: Terrorists and the White Helmets plan false flag attacks in Syria


Syrian terrorists are, together with the NGO White Helmets, preparing false flag attacks, using poisonous materials. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, unidentified personnel travelled to the Idlib region with three tanker lorries with canisters of chemical substances, escorted by armed terrorists,




Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, portraying the White Helmets as a Western-backed terrorist proxy and, implicitly, denying the responsibility of the Assad regime for chemical attacks perpetrated during the Syrian civil war.

Read similar cases claiming that the White Helmets were involved in the production of videos of staged “chemical attacks” and that the White Helmets have close links to Al-Qaeda and falsify chemical attacks evidence.


  • Reported in: Issue183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, false flag, Chemical weapons/attack


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