The defense Ministry has no information about the death of hundreds of people in an attack by the international coalition led by the United States in the area of the Syrian Deir ez-Zor, said in comments to the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.
“To monitor and track the situation in the area sent unmanned means of objective control” — quoted Konashenkov, “RIA Novosti”.
Thursday, April 13, Syrian state Agency SANA with reference to the General staff of the Syrian armed forces reported that an airstrike by the international coalition led by the United States on the positions of militants “Islamic state” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in Deir ez-Zor led to the deaths of several hundred people, including civilians.
The report noted that the strike was on Wednesday, April 12, between 17:30 and 17:50 local time (coincides with Moscow). People have died as a result of poisoning, reported the Syrian General staff. It was noted that after the bombing he formed a white cloud that soon turned yellow, It is the opinion of Damascus, indicates the presence at the point of impact of toxic substances.
Earlier on Thursday the representative of the international coalition Colonel, U.S. air force John Dorian in the comments to Reuters denied the strike in the area. “The coalition carried out air strikes in the area at the specified time. The Syrian accusation is incorrect and is similar to the deliberate misinformation” — leads the Agency of his word.