Disinfo Debunked: Syrian forces condemned for deadly chlorine attacks in Aleppo

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[Editor’s note: This is a completely fabricated story, a piece of disinfo crafted by an Israeli front. Sadly, the chemical attack itself is all too real with victims that are all too real.

Google Idea Groups working with Booz-Allen Hamilton, who run Human Rights Watch; underwritten by Saudi cash and tasked with underming the US-Russia accord are responsible for an endless stream of stories like this.

The press is being barrel-bombed with lies.

Given the affiliations of Human Rights Watch we can reasonably conclude that Israel is ultimately behind this most heinous and disgusting attack against innocent Syrian civilians.

Maybe Israel just supplied the chlorine-laden munitions to one of their proxy ‘rebel’ groups or maybe Israeli personnel carried out the attack themselves, certainly there are Israelis there on the ground in Aleppo who could have carried this out.

We should also remember the recent warnings carried by the press but originating once again, with Israeli controlled sources that Islamic terror groups would soon target European cities with chemical weapons. Should such attacks take place, it would likely be the Israelis who were behind them in whole or in part. Ian]

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Middle East Eye
Syrian forces condemned for deadly chlorine attacks in Aleppo

New evidence indicates that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in recent two attacks in Aleppo that killed five civilians injured dozens more, according to Human Rights Watch.

The organisation called on the UN to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the attacks and refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

“Even after the UN confirmed the Syrian government’s responsibility for chemical attacks on Syrian civilians, Damascus hasn’t stopped its criminal behavior,” said Ole Solvang, deputy emergencies director at Human Rights Watch. “The Security Council could deter future atrocities by ensuring that the Syrian government faces real consequences for ignoring Security Council resolutions.”

Evidence gathered by HRW indicates that two residential neighborhoods in rebel-controlled parts of the city of Aleppo were struck by chemical agents on 10 August and on 6 September.

Following the attacks, victims were affected by “shortage of breath, coughing, reddened skin and eyes.”

Three children were among those killed in the attacks, according to local activists and doctors.

“The children were unconscious and unresponsive,” said a doctor interviewed by HRW.

“Their mother was shivering, coughing, and wheezing. She barely could breathe and was drooling heavily from her mouth.”

Last week, the UN Security Council has given a panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria another month to complete its work and determine who is responsible for chlorine attacks in the war, the United Nations said Thursday.

The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) last month reported that Syrian government forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State militants had used mustard gas as a weapon.

It was the first time an authoritative probe had pointed the finger of blame at President Bashar al-Assad’s forces after years of denial from Damascus.

The JIM will have until October 31 to finish the probe, the United Nations said in a note to correspondents. Its mandate had been due to expire last Friday.

The UN said the extension was granted “under exceptional circumstances to allow for the completion of the mechanism’s fourth report.”

That report on the remaining three cases involving chlorine used in barrel-bombs is expected in the coming weeks.

France is pushing the Security Council to impose sanctions on Syria based on the findings of the report, but other diplomats have privately expressed concern that the probe could be shelved as part of US-Russian negotiations on Syria.

Russia has questioned the findings of the JIM, saying they were not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions.

Chlorine use as a weapon is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria joined in 2013, under pressure from Russia, Assad’s ally.

The JIM is to report on chemical attacks in three towns: Zafr Zita, in Hama province, on 28 April 2014, and on two villages in Idlib: Qmenas on 16 March 2015 and Binnish on 24 March 2015.

Author Details
Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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