DISINFO: Terrorist-linked White Helmets stage false-flag chemical attacks in Syria
  • Outlet: RT English (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 17, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • Countries / regions discussed: Syria
false flag White Helmets Chemical weapons/attack Bashar al-Assad Terrorism Syrian War

DISINFO: Terrorist-linked White Helmets stage false-flag chemical attacks in Syria


Despite being hailed as fearless rescue workers, the White Helmets have been accused of partnering with Al-Qaeda. Operating exclusively in rebel-held territory, the group’s members have been photographed posing with jihadists and have been accused of staging chemical weapons attacks to draw in Western forces against Syrian President Bashar Assad.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the White Helmets and chemical attacks in Syria. Allegations of "staged" chemical attacks are part and parcel of the ongoing campaign by Syria and Russia to smear the White Helmets as terrorists and war criminals. However, available evidence has yet to link a single chemical attack to any other party than the Assad regime. For more information about the importance of the White Helmets in pro-Kremlin disinformation regarding the Syrian war, see here, here, and here.


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