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Russia: No evidence of chemical attack in Douma

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 10, IRNA -- Russian Defense Ministry announced that there is no trace of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma, Russia Today (RT) reported.

"Experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare, as well as medics, on Monday inspected the parts of the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack supposedly took place on Saturday," RT quoted the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria as saying in a statement.

"All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets," the statement reads.

"All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire," the Reconciliation Center was quoted as saying.

The media affiliated with terrorists had claimed that Syrian jet fighters conducted a chemical attack on Douma on Saturday night killing 75 people and injuring scores of Syrians.

This is while Syria had earlier warned against terrorists' attempts to orchestrate chemical attack scenario in Eastern Ghouta.


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