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Russia Rebuffs Claims Syrian Army Used Chemical Weapons in Ain Tarma

Diplomatic source says Russian officers working nearby observed no use of chlorine gas by Syrian government forces, loyalist Al-Baath writes
Russia Rebuffs Claims Syrian Army Used Chemical Weapons in Ain Tarma

The Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center stressed that the Syrian army never used chemical weapons in Ain Tarma in the Damascus countryside, following claims that Failaq al-Rahman terrorists were targeted with chlorine gas.

A Russian diplomatic source said that a number of officers from the Russian Coordination Center were working on Saturday evening in the Kabbas neighborhood adjacent to Ain Tarma, adding that officers stressed no chemical weapons had been used by the governmental forces in the area.

On a relevant note, the source said that Russia has collected decisive evidence which proves that terrorists are using foreign-made weapons and ammunition in Syria, noting that the officers photographed shrapnel and ammunition along with their serial numbers.

The source said that the Russian Coordination Center on Saturday observed 48 cases of mortar shelling on the neighborhood of Kabbas from areas under the control of the armed organizations in Ain Tarma and Jobar to the east of Damascus.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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