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Russia on Sunday pushed back against reports of a chemical attack in Syria, calling the news “bogus” and “fabricated.”
The country’s foreign ministry said in a statement, “The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine and other poisonous substances by (Syrian) government forces continues. Yet another such fabricated piece of information about an alleged chemical attack in Douma appeared yesterday.”
“We have warned several times recently against such dangerous provocations. The aim of such deceitful speculation, lacking any kind of grounding, is to shield terrorists … and to attempt to justify possible external uses of force.” It was reported Sunday that at least 70 people are dead after a potential chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.
Russia has been politically and militarily supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been fighting a civil war against various opposition groups since 2011.
Source: Russia rejects reports of chemical attack in Syria | TheHill
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