Russia blames rebels for March chemical attack in Syria

MOSCOW Wed Sep 4, 2013 1:29pm EDT

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian expert report shows a makeshift weapon used in a chemical attack near the Syrian city of Aleppo in March was similar to ones made by rebels, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the ministry suggested the Russian findings were being ignored and also said that nations that blame the Syrian government for a chemical attack near Damascus last month have played down evidence to the contrary.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Steve Gutterman)

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DanielLevy wrote:
Why is this article only two sentences in length? Am I missing something? This seems to be an important topic, so why is the story so brief? Perhaps Alissa de Carbonnel originally wrote quite a long and detailed article, but Steve Gutterman doesn’t like the Russians, so he cut it down to almost nothing? Alternative suggestions? Answers on a postcard please.

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