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Images from the January 22nd 2018 Chlorine Attack in Douma, Damascus

February 5, 2018

By Eliot Higgins

Translations: Русский

The following images were collected by Syrians for Truth and Justice from Douma, Damascus, showing the remains of munitions used in the January 22nd 2018 chlorine attack.

Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog. Eliot focuses on the weapons used in the conflict in Syria, and open source investigation tools and techniques.

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  1. kraaiiii

    where’s the booster charge ? looks like the detonator wells are gas tight and not fractured meaning the device and detonators did not detonated ?

    • DDTea

      Chlorine is a gas that, except for in very cold conditions, can be dispersed under its own pressure. It does not require detonation.

      • Thomas Peterson

        So instead of releasing all the gas at once with a booster charge, you just release a small stream of it under pressure, assuming the valve survived the impact?

        Sounds like the most ineffective and pointless weapon ever, given how easy it is for any potential victims to detect the obvious smell of chlorine.

  2. Ayatollah Ghilmeini

    More damning evidence of chemical weapons and their use in Syria.

    Mr. Higgins is to be complemented for his efforts, it appears International and EU officials are too busy turning a blind eye while the slaughter continues.

    It is clear Assad, with Russian air support and Iranian money is committing war crimes.


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