East StratCom disinformation claim:

Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists armed with chemical weapons.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 15. December 2016

Debunk claim:

The rules of war have been broken by both sides of the conflict. According to a UN report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38301629“Syrian pro-government forces in eastern Aleppo have been killing people, including women and children, on the spot in their homes and on the street”. There is no evidence that the opposition has chemical weapons, but there is evidence that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people.http://politi.co/2bPeu0L. The findings of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the use of chemical waepons in Syria point to the Syrian Government and Da’esh http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/dc3651.doc.htm

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 35 in the report.

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