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

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Period/date: 10. October 2016

Debunk claim:

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

Additional information

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.

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