Twitter account says report on Assad health was hoax

August 6, 2012 19:37

MOSCOW - A Twitter account that carried a message on Monday suggesting Syrian President Bashar Assad may have been killed was a "hoax", the account's most recent update said.

The earlier message, purporting to be on a Russian interior ministry account, had attributed the reports to Russia's ambassador in Damascus. Both the embassy and the Interior Ministry denied making any comments on Assad's condition.

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