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Russia to deploy troops to Syria town hit by alleged gas attack

The Russian military says it will deploy troops to the Syrian town of Douma that was the site of a purported chemical weapons attack over the weekend.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces says on Wednesday that Russian military police will deploy to Douma on Thursday to ensure security of the town.

Poznikhir says that 41,213 people, including 3,354 rebels and 8,642 members of their families have left Douma with the Russian military’s assistance.

— AP

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