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    The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday denied in advance fabricated video footage that allegedly implicates the Russian military in the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to a ministry, opponents of Assad regime have filmed a video that shows the alleged use of ammunition filled with banned chemical agents by Russian and Syrian aircraft in an attack on a settlement near the Syrian-Turkish border that kills civilians, including children.

    "The Russian and Syrian aircraft carry out missions exclusively against Islamic State and Nusra Front terrorist groups on request by the Syrian government," the ministry said in a statement.

    "Munitions armed with chemical agents are not used in such missions," the ministry stressed.


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