DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – Syria’s dubious rescue group known as White Helmets is reportedly staging a false chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta region as the Syrian Army’s military operation enters its third day.
Reports had it that the false flag attack aims at provoking the international community into pressing on the Syrian government to halt the wide-scale offensive launched a few days ago to liberate the years-long rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
The Syrian Army was frequently accused of using chemical agents against opposition militants in the Eastern Ghouta (2013), Khan al-Asal, Aleppo (2014) and Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib (2016). However, none of the claims has been confirmed.
Last month, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Newsweek that the US has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.