Britain, France Decry 'Stunt' By Russia, Syria On Douma 'Witnesses'

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The attack on Douma, which is suspected to have been organized by President Assad, occured when two bombs containing chemicals were allegedly dropped several hours apart on two separate locations in Douma.

"Absolutely no evidence of chemical weapons and my family members are feeling well".

The Syrian government and its ally in the seven-year war, Russia, denied responsibility for the attack.

So, much as we deplore the chemical attack in Douma as inhuman and a crime against humanity, we feel the USA. -led strikes are an act of aggression against a sovereign state. The US and its allies accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of carrying out the attack,"without providing any proof of their claim".

Even though no one claimed that the hospital had been attacked with chemical weapons, Russian Federation has made undermining the credibility of that video the centerpiece of its effort to prove that no chemicals were used in the Syrian government's final bombardment of the town, which passed out of rebel hands the following day.

Western powers accused Russian Federation and Syria of stalling tactics to delay the process and of tampering with evidence that may have pointed to government involvement.


According to those sources, the Russian representation ratified that allegations on the use of chemical weapons in Duma was a theatrical fabrication developed by western news media and its large media machine.

OPCW inspectors are now conducting investigation in Syria into what happened in Douma on April 7.

Syrian news media highlight today the presentation by Russian Federation and this country before the OPCW in The Hague of 17 witnesses who revealed as a theatrical show staged by the United Kingdom the alleged chemical attack in Duma.

Also on April 26, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey are scheduled to meet in Moscow on April 28 to discuss Syria and the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

"The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma", the organization said.

A video published by the emergency and rescue service showed pictures of damaged homes after four air raids in al Rastan city, north of Homs in central Syria.


Bassil said that the "international community should stop encouraging Syrians to stay in Lebanon and not return to Syria". All the patients needed either general medical care or help with injuries, he said.

The head of the United Nations aid agency UNOCHA called the $4.4 billion "a good start", but a group of nine worldwide aid organisations said the conference "did not go almost far enough". "We got scared. We went to the hospital through the tunnel", the boy said, in line with what his dad said moments before him.

Many reporters in the room expressed disquiet at the spectacle of the young boy, who addressed them for all of 40 seconds, speaking in defense of the government that has been shelling his hometown for half his life.

Britain announced $630 million for 2018 and another $418 million for 2019, while Germany said it would donate $1.218 billion and the European Union pledged some $791.8 million.

Russian specialists are examining missiles of the US-led coalition, including Tomahawk, which were captured in Syria to improve Russian weapons, Rudskoy said Wednesday.

Europe hoped to use the conference to reinvigorate the faltering UN-led peace process in Geneva, but it was not clear how effective the push was. "If they're used against us, we'll act against them".


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