Douma attack

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Event.png Douma attack  Rdf-icon.png
Date7 April 2018
LocationDouma,  Syria
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon discussing chemical weapons

On 7 April 2018, an attack in the Syrian city of Douma reportedly killed at least 70 people.[1] It was a suspected chemical attack, as on-site medics said exposure to chlorine gas and sarin nerve agent killed the victims.[2]

The attack was attributed to the Syrian Army by rebel forces in Douma, non-governmental aid and medical workers there, as well as by the United States and its allies.[3][4]

The statements from the Russian government and military were contradictory: at one instance they said that there was no chemical attack; that the video evidence for it was staged by the White Helmets and British intelligence as a pretext for foreign intervention or that a chemical attack did happen, but that it was perpetrated by the al-Qaeda rebels themselves.[5][6][7]

On 14 April 2018, the United States, France and the United Kingdom carried out a series of military strikes against multiple government sites in Syria.

 

Related Quotation

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Riam Dalati“Sick and tired of activists and [Syrian] rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption. Then they wonder why some serious journos are questioning part of the narrative,”Riam DalatiFebruary 2019

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Douma ‘attack’ witnesses speak at Russia-called OPCW briefing at The HagueArticle26 April 2018Halil al-Jaish who tended to people at the Douma hospital that day, told the press conference that some of the patients had indeed experienced respiratory problems. The symptoms, however, were caused by heavy dust, which engulfed the area due to recent airstrikes, and no one showed any signs of chemical warfare poisoning.
Document:Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisisWikispooks Page17 April 2018Robert Fisk"A Syrian colonel I came across behind one of these buildings asked if I wanted to see how deep the tunnels were. I stopped after well over a mile when he cryptically observed that 'this tunnel might reach as far as Britain'. Ah yes, Ms May, I remembered, whose air strikes had been so intimately connected to this place of tunnels and dust. And gas?"
Document:The Stench of Imperialism: The Statement of Theresa MayArticle20 April 2018Christopher BlackBritish Prime Minister Lies to the Nation on Friday 13 April 2018
Document:The World: What is Really Happeningblog post25 May 2019Craig MurrayAlleged nerve gas attack in Syria - Amanda Martin tweets to George Monbiot: "Don't you smell a set up here though? Craig Murray doesn't think Assad did it."


References

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  2. Graham, Chris; Krol, Charlotte; Crilly, Rob; Ensor, Josie; Swinford, Steven; Riley-Smith, Ben; Emanuel, Louis (8 April 2018). "Russia blames Israel for attack on Syrian air base as pressure mounts over gas atrocity". Retrieved 9 April 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Editorial, Reuters. "Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons..." U.S. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Gearan, Anne; Ryan, Missy (13 April 2018). "U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. Envoy to OPCW says Russia found participants of staged 'chemical attack' video in Syria TASS, 16 April 2018.
  6. Oren Dorrell (13 April 2018). "Russia just blamed Britain for Syria chemical attack. Here's who else Moscow blames".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. "Russia says it found Syrian rebel chemical weapons". Chicago Sun Times. 17 April 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
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