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Syria: White Helmets

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13356, tabled on 1 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the White Helmets may be cooperating to stage fake chemical attacks in Syria.

Answered on

13 February 2019

​We assess these claims, made by the Russian state, to be baseless and absurd. The concerted Russian disinformation campaign, including insinuations about the White Helmets, is a desperate attempt to deflect attention from the appalling crimes of the Asad regime, including its repeated use of chemical weapons.