Russia dismisses U.S. accusations of alleged hospital bombing in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday blasted the United States for accusations of alleged hospital bombing in Syria by Russian and Syrian government forces, saying that the airstrikes only exist in "imagination."

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A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

The U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby told a briefing on Wednesday that Russia and the Syrian government had bombed “five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria,” citing unsourced “reports of these things.”

Denying the accusations, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov responded Friday in a statement that Russia has repeatedly asked for detailed information about the alleged strikes, which Washington has so far failed to provide.

“It has become absolutely clear to everyone that the accusations exist only in John Kirby’s imagination,” said Konashenkov.

According to Russian Defense Ministry, the country’s air force has not launched airstrikes against any targets in Aleppo in the last 30 days. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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