You may recall my report of the 18 August 2019 in which I addressed the claims made by Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat that he had, “established a Syrian M4000 Sarin bomb..was used in.. Khan Sheikhoun”. In that report, I showed how Eliot made that claim in the absence of supporting evidence. In this report, I will shift the focus to his claim an M4000 was also used at Lataminah on the 30 March 2017.
It is claimed that a young girl named Aya was trapped in rubble after a building was bombed during a Syrian Army attack on Tishreen, Damascus on or around the 20 February 2017. But is that claim true or is this another example of events being staged by the “White Helmets”?
It was claimed by the “White Helmets” in Syria that a chlorine cylinder was dropped from a helicopter, penetrated soil, concrete then rebar before hitting the ground and jumping across the room of an underground hospital in Lataminah before coming to rest partially on a sofa. What does the evidence tell us of that claim?
What caused the release of the alleged release of sarin at Khan Sheikhoun? Allegations abound and theories in abundance, Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat believed he’d found the smoking gun: an M4000 Syrian chemical bomb. But is he right? What does the evidence say?
Date of Incident: 10 October 2012 Location: Karam al-Baik, Aleppo Date of Report: 17 August 2019 Introduction During my investigations into the alleged chlorine munitions used exclusively in Ghouta in early 2018, I have stumbled across quite a lot of…
False claim of chlorine attack in Irbin, 3 Feb 2018
Having unsuccessfully tried to inform Higgins that he was using the same image to claim two separate “chlorine attacks” I decided to post on his blog to inform him. The post went “live” then a short while later went to ‘moderation’. It never appeared again. Here it is in full.
Date of Complaint: 12th June 2018 Reason for Complaint: Questioning whether Kareem Shaheen visited Khan Sheikhoun like he claimed Dear Paul Chadwick, The issue I am writing to you about is a story that The Guardian online carried on the…
Eliot Higgins used the image of an alleged chlorine cylinder from an alleged attack in 2016 as proof of a 2017 attack. The kicker? The 2016 story was actually written about on his Bellingcat website where the image he uses first appeared!
On the 22 January 2018 it is alleged a “chlorine cylinder” landed on a rooftop in Douma, practically undamaged, before releasing its load and in turn suffocating 20+ people, including children. The same cylinder was pictured elsewhere alleged to have brought down a building before being cleaned and presented at a press-conference, again with minimal damage. I investigate the cylinder, the claims and its 8 week tour of Douma.