The Russian aircraft was not stabbed in the Syrian province of Idlib. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov. “There are no combat missions, and the more strikes, the Russian air force in Idlib province were not fulfilled”, — he said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
The defense Ministry spokesman also urged more critical in “any “horror stories” from “British Duo” in “Observatory of human rights in Syria” and news Agency Reuters. “Once we presented the data of objective control, completely refutes their previous fake — neither the Observatory nor the Agency didn’t even try to listen, and especially to publish a refutation”, — said the Konashenkov.
On Tuesday, the Agency Reuters with reference to data of the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights (“the Observatory of human rights in Syria) announced, as a result of Russian air strikes on Idlib killed at least 23 people. According to human rights activists, air raids became the most powerful since the end of February, when an agreement was reached on a cease-fire.
Monitoring center reported that there were attacks on several targets in the city, which is controlled by opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. Odna of the goals, according to them, was located near the hospital. Among the dead were at least seven children, according to rights activists.
Reuters added, however, that in the city of Idlib are several groupings, including connected with “al-Qaeda” Jabhat al Nusra” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
Moscow has repeatedly stated that the objectives of air strikes by Russian air and space forces in Syria are only the positions of the “Islamic state” (also in Russian)) and other terrorists. Commenting on media reports about the Russian attack on Idlib, General, Konashenko now reminded that the defense Ministry had previously published the data objective control, refuting the “old fakes”. According to him, the then human rights activists and journalists “didn’t even try to listen, and especially to publish a refutation”.