– The Russian defense Ministry denied the statement of the US state Department about Russian air strikes on the city of Idlib in Syria.
“Operating in Syria of Russian aircraft did not strike at the settlements in contrast to the United States and the coalition that achieved an “outstanding victory” in raqqa, simply erasing it from the face of the earth,” said Friday the spokesman of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov.
He commented on the USA state Department’s statement about the undesirability of visits by American citizens of Syria and, in particular, the city of Idlib.
“As also mentioned in the text of the statement alleged bombing of Russian aviation of the city of Idlib, the state Department, to put it mildly, wrong, and American citizens have nothing to fear,” – said Konashenkov.
“In the text (statements by the US state Department) describes in detail that in this province there is a terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” related to “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia), which uses small arms and heavy weapons, improvised explosive devices and chemical weapons,” said major-General.
“I want to note that this is the first official recognition by the state Department not just the presence, namely, the use by terrorists of “Jabhat EN-Nusra” chemical weapons in this part of Syria to commit terrorist acts, as we have repeatedly warned and stated at all levels,” – said Konashenkov.