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The Russian military did not inflict strikes on civilian targets in the Syrian province of Idlib. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of defense of Russia, which leads TASS.
The Department indicated that the statements “on the application by aircraft of Russian air force strike on the market in the village of Maarrat-EN-nuuman — fake”. It is noted that the aircraft in the area were not working. The defense Ministry also added that the statements disseminated by certain representatives of the organization “White helmets”, which receives funding from the UK and the USA.
Earlier on 22 July the Associated Press citing opposition activists reported that as a result of an air strike on a market killed at least 16 people, another 30 were injured. The submission stated that the bombing in district Maarrat-an-Nouman happen every day, while Syrian government troops backed by aircraft are trying to pave your way in Idlib, which is under the control of various militant groups.
21 July it was reported that the Syrian and Russian troops launched the biggest attack in a year on the city of Khan shaykhun in the South of Idlib. Sources claimed that was incurred more than 30 pinpoint air and missile strikes on targets controlled by militants, “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” (HTS created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”).
“White helmets” operating in Syria non-governmental organization. It is based in the UK rescue team, consisting of Syrians, who have passed special training abroad. Russia has repeatedly called their data questionable, and video production. The U.S. state Department that accused Russia of conducting an information campaign against the “White helmets”.
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