USA check reports of possible Russian air strikes on Idlib


Washington is watching the press reports about allegedly Russian airstrikes in Idlib province, including near the hospital, which killed at least 20 people. This statement was made by White house press Secretary Josh Ernest. Thus, in his sloam, at the moment, the US authorities have no confirmation of this information.

“Let me first say that I can’t confirm these reports. Obviously I have read them, and we check these messages. If confirmed, this attack would be a continuation of a series of attacks on medical facilities in Syria. The international community must get to the truth, and those who inflicted these attacks must be held accountable,” said Ernest.

The day before, on may 31, the Agency Reuters with reference to data of the Syrian monitoring center for human rights reported that 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. One of the goals, according to them, was located near the hospital. Among the dead were at least seven children, according to rights activists

The Russian defense Ministry information about the strikes in Idlib denied. Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov also encouraged more critical in “any “horror stories” from “British Duo” in “Observatory of human rights in Syria” and news Agency Reuters.