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US freezes funding for White Helmets due to their role in the chemical attack in Douma

Summary of Disinformation

Witnesses confirmed that the White Helmets organised the Douma chemical attacks, and then the US froze funding to the White Helmets. In fact,  witnesses gave their testimony at the Hague confirming that there was no chemical attack. The White Helmets supported terrorist groups on numerous occasions, which also played a role in the US freezing funding for them.

Disproof

The announced freeze of funding for Syria (including the White Helmets) was announced before the Douma attack www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/world/middleeast/syria-us-coalition-deaths.html, .

For background on disinformation targeting the White Helmets and the chemical attack in Douma, see our previous reporting euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=White+Helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/?s=white+helmets,

 

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Reported in: Issue 107
Date: 06.05.2018
Language: Hungarian
Country: US, Syria
Keywords: Douma, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ujvilagtudat.blogspot.hu
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