April 5, 2017 / 5:46 AM / 6 months ago

Russia says Syria gas incident caused by rebels' own chemical arsenal

MOSCOW, April 5 (Reuters) - Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that a poisonous gas contamination in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun was the result of gas leaking from a rebel chemical weapons depot after it was hit by Syrian government air strikes. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe)

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