Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fake News: the Douma Nerve Gas Attack

On 14 April, France, the United Kingdom and the United States launched airstrikes against four Syrian government targets in response to the alleged Douma nerve gas (suspected Sarin) attack. But now a BBC journalist claims to have incontrovertible evidence that no such attack took place and that the 'shocking scenes in Douma hospital' were entirely staged.

LONDON (Sputnik) - Riam Dalati, a BBC Syria producer, has said that the footage of people being treated after an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged.

Dalati wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that the issue had been investigated for six months.

The journalist pointed out that no fatalities had occurred at the hospital, adding that the attack in Douma had happened but sarin had not been used there. However, Dalati noted that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) would look into whether chlorine was used at the scene.

As reported by RT:

Story broke @ Sputnik


  1. There are no trace chemicals collected/analysed?

    1. It appears not (no nerve agents). Chlorine cannot be ruled out yet. But the scenes in the hospital are now believed to be 100 % staged.