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MEDICAL staff and eyewitnesses who testified at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters on today reinforced claims that an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged.
The 17 eyewitnesses appeared in front of the OPCW in the Hague with all of them confirming there had been no use of toxic materials in Douma on April 7 and that the case had been fabricated.
They included Hassan Diab, the 11-year old who appeared in the widely circulated video footage which claimed to show victims of a gas attack.
He explained how he was covered in water on arrival at the hospital and then filmed by members of the pseudo-humanitarian NGO, the White Helmets, an organisation linked to Islamist militants and funded by governments committed to regime change in Syria.
Their presence in the hospital was confirmed by a number of medical staff that were on duty at the time of the alleged chemical attack.
Health worker Ahmad Kashoi said: “There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water.
“That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No-one has died. No-one suffered from chemical exposure.”
Orthopaedic consultant Moumtaz al-Hanash said: “Amid the chaos of that day, untrained volunteers have been brought to the emergency department at the hospital before filming the fabricated video.
“They started working without co-ordination with the medical staff.”
Dr Hassain Eyoun explained that around 20 patients arrived with mild respiratory problems and no patients were treated for the symptoms of a gas attack.
Their testimonies followed growing claims that the alleged chemical attack, that was used as the pretext for missile strikes against Syria, was fabricated to justify military intervention.
Russia claims to have “irrefutable evidence” that British intelligence staged the alleged chemical attack in Douma while Britain, France and the US insist that the Syrian government was responsible.
However, their sources include the White Helmets and the jihadist organisations that have committed unspeakable atrocities against the people of Douma and elsewhere in Syria.
The trio have been accused of hypocrisy for dismissing claims that Turkey has used chemical weapons against Kurds in its ongoing invasion and occupation of Afrin in northern Syria.
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