Russia: Britain Staged Fake Chemical Attack in Syria

The Russian military says that an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain.Volunteer first responders and activists claimed a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed more than 40 people in the town of Douma, which drew international outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. Moscow warned against any strikes and threatened to retaliate. Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons and causing panic. The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.Konashenkov said Friday that Britain was "directly involved in the provocation," but didn't elaborate or provide evidence.The Associated PressInformation compiled by Breaking News producer Loyd Brumfield  Continue reading...

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