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China Calls for Investigation into the Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Douma, Syria

Beijing, SANA - Chinese Foreign Ministry called for conducting a “comprehensive, objective and impartial investigation” into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, warning of the consequences of the use of force on the basis of accusations.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that before a “comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation” had been conducted into the incident, no party should “prejudge the results and come to conclusions randomly.”

He added that his country was “opposed to the wanton use of force or threat of force” and that “military means will lead us nowhere.”

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No Trace of Chemical Munition Attack in Douma - Russian MoD

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Russian military has found no evidence that chemical weapons were used by any party in the east Damascus district city of Douma according the Russian Ministry of Defence.

A statement by the Russian MoD claims that the reported site of the alleged chemical attack in Douma was assessed by military specialists and that no trace of any chemical weapons usage was found.

The Russian MoD added that photos released by the White Helmets (a self-declared civil rescue organization only found in
areas of Syria held by jihadist militants) depicting victims of the alleged chemical attack were ‘fake.’

On Saturday afternoon, Islamist rebels in Douma accused Syrian government forces of attacking the city’s residents with
chemical weapons; the claim has since gained traction in the Western world with the US and French heads of state now
threatening a possible counter-strike in response to the supposed attack.


Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source…

Russian Ministry of Defense Confirms Israeli Jets Attacked Syrian Airbase in Eastern Homs

Title: Breaking: Russian MoD confirms Israel attacked Syrian airbase in east Homs, releases details on what happened
Author: Andrew Illingworth
Link: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-russian-mod-confirms-israel-attacked-syrian-airbase-in-east-homs-releases-deta
ils-on-what-happened/
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 03:31:12 -0400

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defence has released information stating that Israeli forces were
responsible for attacking the Syrian military’s T-4 airbase in eastern Homs province on early Monday morning.

According to the Russian MoD, two Israeli F-15 warplanes were involved in the attack against Syria’s T-4 military
airport, having fired missiles at the site from Lebanese airspace.

Furthermore, the Russian MoD claims that eight missiles were fired by Israeli aircraft (compared to earlier reports of
20 missiles being used in the attack) of which Syrian air defense units were able to intercept five; of the three
missiles that did …