The defense Ministry denied the application of air strikes on a residential area of Aleppo

The Russian defense Ministry denied the information about applying in the evening on 17 August airstrike on the al-Katerji in the Syrian city of Aleppo. On Friday told journalists the official representative of the military Department major General Igor Konashenkov, reports “Interfax”.

“We have repeatedly stressed that the Syrian Arab Republic, the planes of Air and space forces (VKS) Russia will never work on targets that are within the boundaries of settlements,” — said Konashenkov.

This applies to the city of Aleppo, al-Katerji, which is directly adjacent to two corridors, recently opened in the framework of the Russian humanitarian operations, he added.

According to Konashenkov, the officers of the monitoring group of the Russian centre of reconciliation, located in the center of Aleppo, the daily record in al-Katerji attacks roads, streets and houses terrorists of improvised rocket launchers of volley fire and artillery. The defense Ministry regard this as an attempt to disrupt the delivery of medical and humanitarian aid for the residents of the Eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo, he said.

The representative of the Russian defense Ministry noted that “the pattern of destruction shown by Western channels of the building during the rescue the “boy Omran” in the presence of whole Windows, located a few meters front of the house, suggests that if the strike actually took place, it is not aviation ordnance, a mine or a gas tank in a large number of used by terrorists there”.

Thursday in social networks and Western media there were photos of a boy rescued from destroyed building in the al-Katerji the city of Aleppo. As has reported Assosiated Press, a doctor at the hospital Aleppo identified the child as a five year old Omran Danisha, which was taken to the hospital after the bombing of al-Katerji conducted, according to the physician, or Russian, or Syrian aircraft. At the same time, the newspaper The Daily Telegraph, without specifying, asserted that the bombing was carried out by Russian planes.

In the video, which was posted on the YouTube channel of the community of Aleppo Media Center, shows how rescue workers evacuated from damaged houses several victims, including the boy, which refers to the ambulance. According to the AP, the building was almost fully destroyed in about an hour after there brought people.

The consequences of air strikes on al-Katerji Aleppo Video: Media Centre