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There was no chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma

Summary of Disinformation

The Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Experts Group of the Russian Defense Ministry visited the Douma Health Institution where they did not find any signs of chemical poisoning or exposure to poisonous substances such as sarin and chlorine which again proves that no chemical weapon was used in the Syrian city of Douma.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria, the White Helmets and Sergei Skripal poisoning.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On April 7th, 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. Also the WHO have concluded a high number of civilians were injured and killed.

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/

On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun.

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

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 104
Date: 10.04.2018
Language: Czech
Country: Russia, Syria
Keywords: Douma, War crimes, Chemical weapons/attack, Human rights, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: http://ac24.cz
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