The defense Ministry posted on the social networking aerial photographs allegedly destroyed a hospital in Syria


MOSCOW, November 3. The Russian defense Ministry has posted in its official accounts in social networks, the results of its own testing after the publication in foreign mass media statements about the Russian air force strikes on civilian targets in Syria.

As recalled in the defense Ministry, earlier in a press there were messages that the aircraft HQs of the Russian Federation attacked the civilian infrastructure in Syria, in particular, at the hospital in the Syrian village of Sarmin.

“The defense Ministry conducted a thorough inspection stated “facts”, during which installed a complete failure of the published “evidence” supposedly supporting the strikes on the hospital in the village Sarmin (Idlib province)”, – stated in the message of military Department.

On the pages of the Ministry of defense on Twitter and Facebook published aerial photographs, which, as explained in the defense Ministry, captured the building of the hospital in Sarmin and its surrounding buildings. As explained in the defense Ministry, the pictures were taken on October 31. “As you can see, the building of the hospital completely whole. Moreover, the street itself also has no damage – unlike the video, published in the Western media”, – noted in Department.

However, according to the defense Department, in the settlements al-EISA, al-Hader, Khan-Fog, Sarmin, Latana and al-Zerba, in the bombing of the hospitals where he accused the Russian space forces, no hospitals.

Blows VKS RF

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria against militants of prohibited in Russia organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” started on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to the Russian General staff, during the month of the Russian air group, which included more than 50 aircraft, destroyed more than 1,6 thousand objects of terrorists. In the operation also attended the ships of the Russian Navy, which struck in October, the impact on targets of militants from the Caspian sea with cruise missiles “Caliber NC”. To participate in the land operation of the Russian Federation does not plan.

About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”

The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.

Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).