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Yahya Ababneh exposed. Syria "rebel chemicals" story may have come from Russian source

New questions have arisen about Yahya Ababneh, the alleged author of an article claiming that the chemical deaths in Damascus last month were caused by rebel fighters mishandling weapons supplied by Saudi Arabia. 

The story, originally published by an American website, Mint Press News, has since been cited by Russian officials (and others) to cast doubt on the findings of the UN weapons inspectors in Syria.

Mint Press named the journalists who wrote the story as Dale Gavlak - an established freelance based in Jordan who has worked regularly for the Associated Press - and Yahya Ababneh, a Jordanian.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Sep 22nd, 2013 at 08:53:22 AM EST

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