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Saturday 24 June 2017

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  • Putin Calls Reports of Chemical Attack in Syria 'False Information'

    Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin

    President, Russia

    “We are aware of the accusations of the use of chemical weapons. There is no proof whatsoever! We offered right after it happened to conduct an inspection exactly at the airport from where President Assad’s aircraft allegedly took off with chemical weapons. They refused – nobody wants that. …because they were afraid that this falsification would be exposed – it’s as simple as that. Regarding the people who were killed or suffered from the use of weapons, including chemical weapons – that is false information.”

    Vladimir Putin said the United States and its allies refused to investigate chemical attacks that took place in Syria in April because they feared the probe would reveal that the attacks were “falsified” and there was no proof the regime of Bashar al-Assad possesses and has used chemical weapons. Putin also claimed that reports about the victims of such attacks is “false information.” However, France, Turkey and the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have each conducted an independent investigation and produced detailed reports showing the Assad regime carried out sarin gas attacks.
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  • Kadyrov: Chechens in Islamic State ‘Small Drop in Sea’

    Ramzan Kadyrov

    Ramzan Kadyrov

    Head of the Chechen Republic

    There are (Chechens fighting for the Islamic State), but they are a small drop in the sea compared to hundreds of thousands of terrorists who came from America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia.”

    The leader of Chechnya attempted to downplay the role of Chechen fighters in IS by inferring that they are a small segment when compared to other foreign fighters in IS. But a Polygraph.info fact check shows Chechen numbers in IS are not small.
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