Press Release: Syrians outraged by The Canary’s publishing of lies

We issued a press release on 3 July in response to The Canary's republishing of Seymour Hersh's propaganda piece denying Assad's commission of the 4 April Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack. Such pieces spread lies and misinformation and contribute to an increasingly misinformed public on the dynamics of the Syrian conflict.

Dr. Haytham Alhamwi, Advocacy Director at Rethink Rebuild Society, said: “The Canary’s slogan is ‘for the people, not the powerful’, but conspiracy theories like this only serve the interests of the brutal Assad regime. Propaganda and conspiracy theories not only prevent Syrian voices from being heard, but also push the policy debate away from real, lasting solutions to the conflict in Syria.”


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