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Russia: Syria chemical attack 'fabrication' by foreign power

AP  |  Moscow 

Russia's has asserted that a in the Syrian town of last weekend was fabricated with the help of an unspecified foreign intelligence agency.

says Russian experts have inspected the site of the alleged attack in Douma, just east of Damascus, and found no trace of He says has "irrefutable information that it was another fabrication." Lavrov spoke to reporters in today.

He said that "intelligence agencies of a state that is now striving to spearhead a Russo-phobic campaign were involved in that fabrication." He didn't elaborate or name the state.

The attack has drawn international outrage and prompted the and its allies to consider a military strike on Syria, something has strongly warned against.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 17:10 IST