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US, UK, France attack on Syria ‘war crime’: Analyst

An analyst says the recent suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma was a “false flag operation” staged by the enemies of the Syrian government, adding that the ensuing coordinated missile strike by the United States, Britain and France on the war-torn Arab country is an “act of war” and a “war crime”.

“This was a false flag event orchestrated by the White Helmets and it was part of a designed operation to give Great Britain, France and the United States cover to do this missile strike and it should be prosecuted in the United Nations as a war crime,” Scott Bennett, a former US army psychological warfare officer, told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

“Now what needs to happen of course is that the Russians need to double down on their military presence and guarantee that no other attack occurs by the French, by the United States or by the British,” he added.  

The alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7 reportedly killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 others in Douma, located in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

The US, Britain and France blamed the Syrian government for the suspected attack and carried out a string of missile strikes on a number of targets in Syria on April 14.

The Syrian government strongly denied the allegation and called on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a fact-finding mission for investigations.


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