- Father of Boy From White Helmets’ Video: No Chemical Attack Occurred in Douma
Omar Diab, the father of a boy who appeared in provocative footage by the group White Helmets, showing civilians suffering from a chemical attack in Syria’s Douma, said he is ready to go to international organizations to testify that no chemical use occurred in Douma in April.
“There were no signs of chemical damage to my son; he was frightened but healthy. I and my family are ready to testify in any place in the world, including in Geneva, New York, that no chemical weapons were used,” Diab said to reporters.
The White Helmets, a Western-backed NGO known for its connection to terrorist groups, released footage showing the alleged victims of the purported chemical attack in Douma on April 7. However, the information that later surfaced, as well as witness testimonies, showed that the footage was staged, performed by the White Helmets.
Russia’s Defense Ministry has also rejected accusations that Damascus used chemical weapons in Douma, saying it has evidence confirming the attack was staged by foreign security services and militants based in the city.