Disinfo: US completely destroyed a hospital in Syria


The Friday airstrikes of the US-led Coalition have completely destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Hajin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province.


The claim was originally reported by the Islamic State’s own media service before being picked up by Syrian state media, and later ending up in Russian state media.

The U.S.-led coalition published a video from December 9 showing the hospital intact and without any apparent significant damage.

On December 9, there were reports of an explosion in the hospital, but the Pentagon denied responsibility while suggesting that IS forces, which were using the building as a fighting position, may have set off their own explosives during an engagement with Syrian Democratic Forces.

Further debunking by POLYGRAPH.info.


  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Syrian War


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