April 5, 2017 / 3:33 PM / 4 months ago

Russian claim Syrian rebel chemical depot exploded "not credible" - White House official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian claim that Syrian civilians died in the explosion of a rebel chemical weapons depot hit by Syrian government aircraft is not credible, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

The United States continues to believe the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens, the official told Reuters.

Of the Russian claim, the official said: "We find that not credible. We don't believe it."

Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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