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Suspected Assad Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria.

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Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say.

Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.

There has been no independent verification of the reports.

Syria has called the allegations of a chemical attack a “fabrication” – as has its main ally, Russia.

The US state department said Russia – with its “unwavering support” for Syria’s government – “ultimately bears responsibility” for the alleged attacks.

En Syrie, les rebelles dénoncent une attaque au chlore à Douma. Le Monde

Syrie: frappes sur Douma après une attaque chimique présumée du régime.  L’Express.

Syria chemical attack: Scores killed in Douma, rescuers say.

Al Jazeera.

The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held areas in Syria, said on Saturday that most of the fatalities were women and children.

“Seventy people suffocated to death and hundreds are still suffocating,” Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets, told Al Jazeera, adding that the death toll was expected to rise as many people were in critical condition.

Al-Saleh said that chlorine gas and an unidentified but stronger gas were dropped on Douma.

“White Helmet volunteers are trying to help the people but all that we can do is evacuate them to another area by foot because most of the vehicles and centres went out of service.”

One member of White Helmets told Al Jazeera that an entire family had suffocated to death as they hid in their cellar, trying to seek shelter from air raids and barrel bombs.

The US government has warned of a global response against Syria if reports of the chemical attack are confirmed.

The Syrian government, however, is calling it a fabrication, dismissing talk of the Syrian army using poisonous gas as “farcical”.

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Written by Andrew Coates

April 8, 2018 at 12:26 pm

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  1. Another false flag. Go and join your beloved jihadis if you really believe this junk.

    thenodster

    April 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

  2. I have a horrible feeling much of my FB content will be filled with the narrative on the Israeli F15 attack on a Syrian Airbase than by this

    David Walsh

    April 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

  3. Andrew Coates

    April 9, 2018 at 11:16 am

  4. The claims of the last ‘chemical attack’ by ‘Animal Assad’ were subsequently found to be false, and that news agencies, including the BBC, had broadcast fake footage to back these false claims up.

    Chemical Ali

    April 9, 2018 at 11:46 am

  5. Calling Nick Griffin a “fascist” is a bit strong; right of centre would be a more befitting moniker.

    Paul & Jayda

    April 9, 2018 at 11:52 am

  6. Terrible news! And to think we were enjoying a fantastic meal in one of our local Syrian restaurants when all this was unfolding. Our hearts go out the the Syrian people.

    Penelope & Rupert

    April 9, 2018 at 11:58 am

  7. Now Russia is stating that there “is no evidence of a chemical attack’.

    Vladimir P

    April 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

  8. Russia is now stating that there “is no evidence of a chemical attack’.

    Vladimir P

    April 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm

  9. CIA stages gas attack pretext for Syria escalation
    9 April 2018

    Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) (mortal enemies of head-case Donovan, and Socialist Fight)

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/09/pers-a09.html

    Andrew Coates

    April 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm

  10. ” THE QUEST FOR ASSAD’S OIL AND GAS RESERVES ”

    ………..ALL THE PIECES OF A DIRTY JIGSAW PUZZLE STARTING TO MAKE A PICTURE……..

    ALL THIS ANTI RUSSIA RHETORIC SHARED BY THE WESTERN GOVERNMENTS, MAINLY THE UK AND USA HAVE BUT ONE PURPOSE……..

    GETTING THEIR HANDS ON TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF UNTAPPED WEALTH SITTING UNDER THE SYRIAN DESERTS.

    THE SWORN ENEMY OF SYRIA IS ISRAEL, HENCE PRITI PATEL’S RECENT VISIT THAT THE FOREIGN OFFICE SAID THEY WERE UNAWARE OF.

    BY BOLSTERING ANTI RUSSIAN RHETORIC BY ARRANGING WITH ISRAEL AND USA TO POISON EX SPIES ON BRITISH SOIL WAS A BOLD MOVE THAT NEARLY BACKFIRED…………

    THE NERVE AGENT WAS MIRACULOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS BEING RUSSIAN AND GIVEN A RUSSIAN NAME EVEN BEFORE PORTON DOWN EXAMINED IT.

    CORBYN WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG, KNOWING THE DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY OUR TORY GREED MERCHANTS WILL GO TO, TO STRIKE GOLD.

    THE USA AND UK HAVE A HISTORY OF DEPOSING SO CALLED TYRANNICAL REGIMES. REMEMBER AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AND ALL OF TONY BLAIR AND GEORGE BUSH’S LIES ABOUT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?

    HAVING FAILED TO GET THEIR BLOOD STAINED HANDS ON THE OIL AND GAS FIELDS OF THESE TWO NATIONS THEY PROMPTED A MUSLIM BACKLASH THAT WE WILL PAY FOR IN GENERATIONS TO COME.

    AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SYRIA WAR, BRITAIN, THE USA AND ISRAEL WERE ALL WHISTLING THE SAME TUNE, THEY WANTED RID OF ASSAD WHO WAS BRANDED A TYRANT BUT LIKED BY MOST OF HIS PEOPLE.

    HE WAS THE SINGLE OBSTACLE THAT STOOD IN THE WAY OF CAPTURING THE GAS, OIL AND MINERAL WEALTH OF A FAR AWAY NATION.

    RUSSIA POSED A THREAT TO THEIR QUEST FOR UNTAPPED GREED BY SIDING WITH ASSAD.
    RELUCTANTLY THEY AGREED TO LET RUSSIA AND ASSAD DO MOST OF THE DIRTY WORK WHILE THEY PRETENDED TO HELP…………

    THE THOUGHT OF RUSSIA GETTING IT’S HANDS ON ANY OF THE SYRIAN GOLD IRKS THE WESTERN POWER HOUSES SO THEY REGULARLY TRY TO CHANGE PEOPLES PERCEPTIONS OF RUSSIA BY TARGETING THE MEDIA WITH FAKE NEWS.

    CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACKS ON CHILDREN AND BABIES IS ONE OF THEIR FAVOURITES.
    IT ALWAYS PLAYS WELL WITH THOSE WHO DONT REALISE THEIR MOTIVES.

    I CAN REMEMBER ALL THE REPORTS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ ABOUT CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN MATERNITY HOSPITALS BEING MURDERED BY MUSLIM RADICALS………..

    IT LATER TURNED OUT THAT ONE OF THE WOMEN GIVING OUT HANDS ON INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA WAS INDEED AN AMERICAN ACTRESS!

    PROPAGANDA NEVER CHANGES IT’S SPOTS………….

    THE BBC AND SKY NEWS ARE MERELY PART AND PARCEL OF THE FAKE NEWS PROPAGANDA SCAM, THE UK DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENT A CAREFULLY LAID OUT CHESS BOARD OF ACTORS PURSUING GREED AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE BANKS AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS THAT OIL THEIR WHEELS WITH LOBBYING CASH.

    TODAY SEES A NEW TWIST AS IDIOT, TRUMP RATTLES HIS SABRE AT RUSSIA AND ASSAD.

    THERESA MAY, THE WILLING LAPDOG WILL FOLLOW SUIT AND OFFER WHATEVER COMBAT METHODS WE CAN SPARE FROM OUR JOKE ARMED FORCES THAT ARE STRETCHED TO THE BRINK………..

    SHE CARES NOT A TINY BIT FOR THOSE BRAVE HEROES THAT MIGHT FALL TO PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN HER HUSBANDS HIDDEN TAX FREE PORTFOLIO.

    GREED IS GOOD IS THE MANTRA OF THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. A FEW THOUSAND DEATHS ON THE WAY TO ACHIEVE IT, JUST COLLATERAL DAMAGE…………..

    SOON MILLIONS MORE DISPLACED REFUGEES WILL BE LOOKING FOR SHELTER AS THE GREED MACHINE RUMBLES ON…..

    ASSAD MAY FALL BUT WHAT OF THE CONSEQUENCE IF ALL GOES TIT’S UP ONCE AGAIN?

    TERRORISM WAS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN THE UK TILL BLAIR SAW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR VAST WEALTH.

    SADLY, BLAIR’S BLURRED VISION OF A TREASURE HAS BANKRUPTED THE UK AND THE POOR PAYING THE PRICE AS THE BANKS URGE OUR LATEST ADMINISTRATION TO CHASE YET ANOTHER DREAM THAT WE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN…….

    Sarah7

    April 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm


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