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Russia claims chemical attack in Syria was 'staged and directed by UK'


The Russian military has claimed an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain, The Independent reported.

 

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients had been struck with chemical weapons and causing panic.

 

The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.

 

Maj Gen Konashenkov said Britain was "directly involved in the provocation".

 

 

 

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