US officials dismiss Russian claim Syrian rebel chemical weapons depot exploded

US officials on Wednesday rejected Russia's claim that scores of Syrian civilians died in the explosion of a rebel chemical weapons depot hit by Syrian government aircraft.
"That strains credulity," said one US official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Russian assertions do not comport with reality."
A second US official, who also requested anonymity, dismissed the possibility that poison gas that came from what he called "a nonexistent rebel stockpile."
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