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US suspended funding of White Helmets in Syria because they were lying about the Douma attack

Summary of Disinformation

US officials refused to personally talk to witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma when they were giving testimony in Hague, because it turned out that the US stopped funding White helmets. US suspended to finance them, because they were lying about the Douma attack.


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: 04.05.2018
Language: Czech
Country: US, Syria
Keywords: Douma, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ac24.cz
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