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Russia denies issuing statement on Assad health

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Aug. 6, 2012, 7:12 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Reuters

Russia's Interior Ministry denied on Monday issuing any statement via Twitter on the health of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, dismissing the validity of a tweeted message that had suggested the Syrian leader might have been killed.
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MOSCOW - Russia's Interior Ministry denied on Monday issuing any statement via Twitter on the health of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, dismissing the validity of a tweeted message that had suggested the Syrian leader might have been killed. 

An Interior Ministry spokesman denied any knowledge of a Twitter account bearing the name of the interior minister on which a message was sent quoting Russia's ambassador to Syria as saying Assad might have been killed or wounded.

The Russian embassy in Damascus said it could not comment on the report. 

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