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Netherlands: ‘No symptoms of chemical weapons poisoning’ – Alleged Douma emergency worker01:17

Netherlands: ‘No symptoms of chemical weapons poisoning’ – Alleged Douma emergency worker

Netherlands, The Hague
April 26, 2018 at 20:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Alleged hospital worker Halil al-Jaish claimed to have seen no evidence of a chemical weapons attack, during a press conference organised by Russia at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters in The Hague on Thursday.

Jaish, who says he was working in Douma on the day of the alleged chemical attack, said the hospital admitted patients who had suffered from respiratory problems, but these symptoms were instead caused by smoke and dust.

“There were no symptoms of poisoning with chemical weapons,” he emphasised.

Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin brought forth a number of alleged witnesses, all whom give evidence to suggest the reported chemical attack carried out in Douma on April 7 was fabricated. The UK, US and France boycotted the event.

Moscow has previously said that the attack was staged by the Syrian civil defence force, the 'White Helmets'.

Netherlands: ‘No symptoms of chemical weapons poisoning’ – Alleged Douma emergency worker01:17
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Alleged hospital worker Halil al-Jaish claimed to have seen no evidence of a chemical weapons attack, during a press conference organised by Russia at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters in The Hague on Thursday.

Jaish, who says he was working in Douma on the day of the alleged chemical attack, said the hospital admitted patients who had suffered from respiratory problems, but these symptoms were instead caused by smoke and dust.

“There were no symptoms of poisoning with chemical weapons,” he emphasised.

Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin brought forth a number of alleged witnesses, all whom give evidence to suggest the reported chemical attack carried out in Douma on April 7 was fabricated. The UK, US and France boycotted the event.

Moscow has previously said that the attack was staged by the Syrian civil defence force, the 'White Helmets'.

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