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Syria: 11y/o eyewitness dispels alleged Douma chemical attack myths02:28

Syria: 11y/o eyewitness dispels alleged Douma chemical attack myths

Syrian Arab Republic, Douma
April 19, 2018 at 05:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

An alleged eyewitness to the reported Douma chemical attack, Hasan Diab, 11, described the moment of the assault during an interview released by Russian broadcaster VGTRK on Wednesday. "We heard the screams outside, shouting 'go to the hospital'. We ran into the hospital. When I came in, I was caught and covered with water," said Hasan. Hasan's father, Omar, added that he had found his family in good health in the hospital following the alleged attack."I went upstairs and saw my wife and children. I asked: 'What are you doing here?' They answered: 'Someone shouted outside that they started to smell something, so we ran here. After that we were given dates and cookies.' Praise be to Allah, the children were fine," Omar explained. Hospital staff member Baraa Badran said he had not seen patients with injuries typically caused by a chemical attack.The 'White Helmets' alleged that chemical-filled munitions were dropped over Douma on April 7 causing the deaths of up to 70 people. Syria and Russia have both denied the allegations, calling them 'staged' and a 'fabrication.'

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An alleged eyewitness to the reported Douma chemical attack, Hasan Diab, 11, described the moment of the assault during an interview released by Russian broadcaster VGTRK on Wednesday. "We heard the screams outside, shouting 'go to the hospital'. We ran into the hospital. When I came in, I was caught and covered with water," said Hasan. Hasan's father, Omar, added that he had found his family in good health in the hospital following the alleged attack."I went upstairs and saw my wife and children. I asked: 'What are you doing here?' They answered: 'Someone shouted outside that they started to smell something, so we ran here. After that we were given dates and cookies.' Praise be to Allah, the children were fine," Omar explained. Hospital staff member Baraa Badran said he had not seen patients with injuries typically caused by a chemical attack.The 'White Helmets' alleged that chemical-filled munitions were dropped over Douma on April 7 causing the deaths of up to 70 people. Syria and Russia have both denied the allegations, calling them 'staged' and a 'fabrication.'

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