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June 24, 2018

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Enquête « open source » sur les attaques chimiques présumées à Douma le 7 avril 2018

Le 7 avril 2018, les signalements d’attaques chimiques présumées sur la ville de Douma, dans la poche rebelle de la Ghouta orientale en Syrie, ont commencé à se multiplier. Ils indiquaient qu’un nombre significatif de personnes, y compris des enfants, avaient été tués par ces attaques. Cet article évaluera et vérifiera les informations « open source »…

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June 21, 2018

By Eliot Higgins

What We Know About Hexamine and Syria’s Sarin

After 6 years of chemical attacks in Syria, many details have been gathered about the nature of chemical weapon use in Syria, including the munitions and chemical agents used. With frequent accusations by defenders of the Syrian government that Sarin attacks have been false flags or other attempts at deception by Syrian opposition groups and NGOs, the…

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May 16, 2018

By Eliot Higgins

What the OPCW-FFM Report on the Saraqib Chlorine Attack Tells Us About the Douma Chemical Attack

Today’s OPCW-FFM report on the February 4 2018 chemical attack in Saraqib, Idlib, reveals not only information about the Saraqib attack, but also the broader use of chemical weapons in Syria, and additional evidence to support the theory Syrian government forces were behind the April 7 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Damascus. Consistent with Bellingcat’s…

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May 1, 2018

By Keith B. Ward

The Lethality of Chlorine Gas – A Possible Explanation for High Casualties and Deaths Following the April 7, 2018 Attacks in Douma, Syria

A previous report by Eliot Higgins summarized the evidence for at least two yellow gas cylinders being associated with the April 7, 2018 attacks in Douma, Syria. That report discusses the similarities to previous attacks in Syria known to have involved chlorine gas and mentions fatality counts reported from Douma ranging from 43 – 85+….

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