The Pentagon has accused Russia of fabricating charges in the bombing of Aleppo


The U.S. had no fire in Aleppo or nearby, Reuters reports citing Pentagon spokesman Steven Warren. According to him, statements to the contrary are “fabrications”.

Yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Steven Warren said that the bombing of Russian aircraft were destroyed two hospitals in Aleppo. As a result, according to him, medical care lost about 50 thousand people. The representatives of “Doctors without borders” also stated that the airstrike was inflicted on the hospital in the southern city of Daraa, resulting in were killed three and injured six people.

In turn, the defense Ministry responsible for the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo was placed on the U.S. air force. “Yesterday at 13:55 Moscow time from Turkey shortest course directly into Aleppo in the Syrian sky came two attack aircraft of the U.S. air force A-10 and “in full” worked on objects in the city”, — said the representative of the defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov (quoted by “Interfax”).

He noted that the defense Ministry “did not have sufficient time to accurately determine the affiliation of those nine facilities, which they [the U.S.] bombed”. Konashenkov noted that the U.S. has not submitted neither the time nor the coordinates of hospitals or sources of information on this. In addition, he stressed that “the Russian aircraft near the city of Aleppo yesterday.” “The immediate aim was to more than 20 km from the city,” — said Konashenkov.

The representative of human rights organizations and Western countries have repeatedly put forward against Russia the charges in the attacks on the moderate opposition and civilians in Syria. Moscow these accusations were rejected.

In early February, government troops launched an offensive in Aleppo province. The Syrian army managed to capture the city Baden and Retian, closer to 25 km to the border with Turkey, as well as to cut an important artery. In her opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad “Free Syrian army” and its supporting organization “Frente al-Nusra” (banned in Russia) received weapons and ammunition. On 9 February the UN warned that the situation in Aleppo may cause cut off from food supplies and humanitarian aid can be up to 300 thousand people.

The offensive of Syrian troops with the support of the Russian VKS has also caused criticism from other countries. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Russian President Vladimir Putin, “in fact, an occupier.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “not only shocked, but appalled” by the suffering of the civilian population of Syria, caused the onset of the Syrian army.

The statement of the Turkish President in the Kremlin described as absurd. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statements of Merkel, called for carefully and responsibly to give the interpretation of “fragile” the situation in Syria.