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Russian Defense Ministry denies conducting air strikes in Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. None of Russia’s aerospace force planes has carried out any strikes in the area of the Khan Shaykhun community in Syria’s Idlib province, where, according to some mass media, more than 50 people were killed, the Russian Defense Ministry told the media on Tuesday.

Earlier, Reuters quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying that an air strike in Idlib province left 58 people dead. Eleven of them were children. The agency speculated that the strike may have been dealt by government forces, which used a toxic gas.

"The Defense Minister has strongly dismissed another fake by Reuters Russian planes allegedly bombed Khan Shaykhun. Russian planes carried out no strikes in the area of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib Province. Moreover, Reuters quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Syria, as the source, which in reality has said nothing about Russian planes’ involvement in rumored bombing of Khan Shaykhun with chemical ammunition.