Douma hospital scenes were staged, new evidence confirms previous accounts of no chemical attack

Summary

New evidence provided by a BBC producer: the video of alleged chemical attack on 7 April 2018 in Douma, Syria, released by the controversial White Helmets, was a staged video orchestrated by the Jaysh al-Islam jihadist group.

France, USA and UK justified bombarding Syria with amateur images. Moscow has evidence that chemical attack in Douma was fabricated by the intelligence of one of the most Russophobic States. The Western version of the events appears now to be fragile.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Douma. The new round of disinformation was launched after Intercept published a new article about the Douma attack. The article states: "At least one chemical attack did take place in Douma on April 7, and people died as a result."

RT calls Riam Dalati's Tweet (now the account as set to private, but Sputnik  have provided a screenshot)  "new evidence" that the attack at a hospital in Douma was staged. RT's anchor admits himself in the last seconds of the report: "we don't know what evidence the BBC producer has". A BBC spokesperson said to RT that the views expressed on Twitter are those of Riam Dalati alone.

The Interim report of the OPCW fact-finding mission in Syria regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, it is stated: "Various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from Locations 2 and 4, along with residues of explosive" (p. 2).

See our reporting and Bellingcat coverage how Russian and Syrian state media has used fiction movies to "prove" the Douma attacks were staged.

See more disinfo cases on how  the White Helmets (Syrian Civil Defense) are working for ISIS or fake images of war crimes for Western audiences.

 

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Sputnik News, RT French
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“This video was published in April 2018 by the White Helmets cooperating with the Islamists, after which the United States, with the support of Britain and France, launched over a hundred cruise missiles in Syria”.

“This is all the exact copy of the events that were developed around Iraq before the start of aggression against a sovereign state”.

Disproof

The new round of disinformation was launched after Intercept published a new article about the Douma attack. The article states: "At least one chemical attack did take place in Douma on April 7, and people died as a result."

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