East StratCom disinformation claim:
The war in Syria was organized by the US as a blow to Russian interests, since Assad would not let the US build a gaspipe through his country.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 10. October 2016
No evidence for the claims given. Syria’s bloody internal conflict began with pro-democracy protests in March 2011 before escalating into a full-scale civil war http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 44. The item is located at row number 9 in the report.