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President Putin said he could not be "100 percent" sure the Assad regime would follow through on the deal to surrender its chemical arms but that recent moves by the regime "inspire confidence." Defense Minister Shoigu said Russia does not currently plan to dispose of Syrian chemical weapons on its own territory under the Russian-US deal.
Foreign Minister Lavrov said Syria has recently given him evidence that the rebels conducted the gas attack in Damascus on Aug. 21; he promised to turn it over to the UN. The president's chief of staff said Russia has never supplied warheads with sarin to any country, and that the type of rocket with Cyrillic lettering cited in the UN report on the gas attack was made in the 1950s and 1960s and supplied to many countries, including Libya.
Three policemen were killed and four were injured by a suicide car bombing outside a police station in Sernovodsk in Chechnya. Another suicide bombing outside a police station was foiled in Ordzhonikidzevskaya in neighboring Ingushetia, and two police officers were wounded in a separate incident in Ingushetia when a car carrying insurgents they were chasing detonated. A moderate Muslim civil and religious activist was assassinated in the Dagestani city of Kizlyar.