WASHINGTON U.S. officers on Wednesday rejected Russia’s claim that scores of Syrian civilians died in the explosion of a rebel chemical weapons depot hit by Syrian authorities aircraft.
“That strains credulity,” claimed one U.S. official, speaking on situation of anonymity. “Russian assertions do not comport with fact.”
A next U.S. official, who also requested anonymity, dismissed the probability that poison gasoline that arrived from what he known as “a nonexistent rebel stockpile.”
(Reporting by Jonathan S. Landay Composing by Yara Bayoumy)