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Gunmen Attacked UN Experts In Syria’s Duma


Gunmen Attacked UN Experts In Syria's Duma

Fighters of Jaysh al-Islam around the Duma district, Illustrative image

On April 17, unknown gunmen attacked a group of UN experts who were in the Duma district to monitor the situation there, according to Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria.

Maj. Gen. Yevtushenko added that one Syrian security officer had been injured in the incident and denied all the reports that talked about Russian causalities.

“A gunfight broke out between Syrian security agencies and unidentified persons at the outer perimeter safeguarding the motor convoy … In the exchange of fire, a Syrian security officer sustained a light wound. Russian servicemen were not present at the site of the incident,”  Maj. Gen. Yevtushenko told reporters on April 18, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed in an official statement, released on April 18, that experts of the UN Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS) came under fire while they were conducting a reconnaissance mission in one of the sites of the alleged chemical attack in Duma.

The OPCW didn’t say when its fact finding mission will start its work in Duma. However, the organization stressed in its statement that it will work with the Damascus government, Russia and the local council in Duma to review the security situation in the district.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the UNDSS experts yet. Syrian pro-government activists believe cells of Jaysh al-Islam could be behind the attack which was an attempt to obstacle the OPCW investigation in Duma.



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  • TiredOfBsToo

    No doubt some state actors representatives, you know, the ones in the bombing coalition trying to impede the truth which will expose their lies about CW use.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The UNDDS is actually security provided by Syrian government , the site is under control by Russian police. Really incredible how the OPCW is being manipulated by Western Governments now.

      US has destroyed the UN article by Global research.ca ow.ly/yjHs3jyooz

      • Sinbad2

        Not incredible at all really.
        Did you hear how John Bolton threatened to have the children of the head of OPCW killed during the phony Iraq WMD’s.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Heard he also wanted to throw them in the oven and turn them into gingerbread boys and girls too , he is an evil man and he has no remorse and will see the fiery gates of hell and still not believe he has done nothing wrong!

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Couldn’t follow any part of that link other than going to Globalresearch’s web site. As to the OPCW being manipulated…. just like the UN is a tool for the Empire since the Empire flaunts the rules it agreed to abide by, at the founding of the organization, with impunity. I’m sure that Russia keeps all of these things in mind and why it states that it won’t blindly accept any finding without being part of the investigation (and access to it’s citizens which appear to be kidnapped by the UK and/or the US) in other words, the rules for the OPCW to be adhered to by all member states as well as diplomatic norms being followed.

  • NWOD

    Those bullets had Putin’s fingerprints all over ’em! Boris Johnson to report shortly. He’s currently in Philadelphia analyzing Putin’s fingerprints left on a Southwest Airlines engine.

  • Deo Cass

    According to Russian Foreign Minstry Spokesperson, Maria Zakarova, Douma is still occupied by the Saudi Jaish al-Islam foreign terrorists who refused to leave according to the agreement reached with the Syrian government after the US/French/UK imperialist colonialist terror coalition launched their illegal aggression against Syria.

    • MH370

      so why paint it all red?

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They are small cells and are in the process of being hunted down , possibly actual Special forces or Mestarivem (Israeli Mossad Agents of Al Qaeda and ISIS)

  • Ray Douglas

    I can’t understand the Russians allowing journalists to wander around Duma unchecked. There are CIA and MI6 agents among journalists who will plant chemicals in there.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      To the Russians, these journalists are supposed to be free and able to file their reports unescorted..

      But apparently the US scum is doing their worst to make sure real truths from coming out.

    • Sinbad2

      And die on the spot, you can’t just open up a bottle of nerve gas spread it about and walk away.

      The CIA/Mossad/MI6 would not be so silly as to put their people into the hands of Syrian or Russian authorities.

      • Ray Douglas

        Chlorine would not kill anyone on the spot. But if the slightest trace is found then the west will claim justification for their attacks and claim justification for more attacks.

        • Sinbad2

          Chlorine is in every bottle of bleach, I could tell you how to make the chlorine come out and kill you with other commonly available products, but some crazy might just do it.
          I could also tell you how to make chlorine from table salt.
          The presence of chlorine in the environment means nothing, almost every home would have traces of chlorine.

          • Ray Douglas

            Chlorine is essential to all known life. It is put into swimming pools. Here in Ireland it is put into our drinking water supply. If you wanted to kill someone with poisoning try feeding them with McDonald’s food. It is full of addictive chemicals and kills millions of people every year.

  • Vitex

    Just the thing for the SAS or mista’arvim

  • northerntruthseeker .

    “Mysterious” Gunmen? More like hired US mercenaries or CIA operatives trying to prevent the truth about the phoney ‘chemical weapons’ attack from coming out for the world to see!

  • Hide Behind

    Illegal aliens, a derogatory term constantly heard by US government and citizen bigots, is a very apt description for the all of US/NATO and it’s imported mercs.
    Instead of just bussing them out of one area, complete with AK, into another area of Syria, bus them to Jordan, or as so many originally came through Turkey, send them there.
    Then again maybe a ride to Euphrates River and make them swim or sink, over to their American paymasters side.

  • Roger Snellman

    Assad claimed a major victory in Duma. Duma is completely controlled by Assad or Assad is telling one more lie about his great military victories.
    Sounds like Assad is now claiming US forces control Duma and Trump ordered them to murder white helmets. Next Assad will be declaring victory over US forces in Duma. That Assad is a military genius.
    On the other hand there is one very simple explanation… Assad ordered his troops in Duma to shoot white helmets because they are bound to find evidence of his chemical weapon attack.

    • Bob

      Well now, that truly is a crude, fact-free, distortion and diversion, troll-act.

      • Roger Snellman

        Come now your English is obviously good enough to comprehend sarcasm.

    • PZIVJ

      UN OPCW and UNDSS have nothing in common with the White Helmets.
      I think the US Jihadist rats fled to the north.
      Perhaps your brain was destroyed at a young age by too many drugs? :D

      • Roger Snellman

        So who is keeping the white helmets away from the site? If Assad was innocent he would have protected the white helmets and given them everything they need to do their job. Do you believe claims that the US now controls the chemical weapons attack site and is stopping the white helmets?

  • Sinbad2

    America is desperate to hide the evidence.
    Actually notice how they are getting very reckless, the pathetic false flags in London and Syria?
    They are desperate, there is more going on behind the scenes than we know about.

  • antoun

    douma is not totaly clearify!!!

    • FlorianGeyer

      There will obviously be US terrorist sleeper cells left behind in Douma BUT they will now be operating in a very hostile civilian environment as a consequence for starving and abusing them. It is quite possible that some NATO special forces are still there and waiting for an easier time to escape.

      • antoun

        100% exact!!