THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – Witnesses to the alleged April 7 chemical attack in Douma, to the east of Damascus city center, recounted their experiences during a press briefing organized by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, in The Hague on Thursday.
Omar Dieb explained that his wife and children lived in the basement of their building, and after hearing cries they went to the hospital. They allegedly saw smoke and fire on the street before entering a tunnel to get to the hospital.
“In the hospital, some strange people took my children brought them to the emergency department, and started to bathe my children, without permission” Dieb said.
It was only later on that they discovered the attack was “fake” and that they “did not see any poisonings or chemical substances”
“My family and I are in good condition,” Dieb concluded.