Russia denies attacking Syria's Idlib

(MENAFN) On Friday, Russian Defense Ministry refuted the allegations of an airstrike carried out by a Russian warplane on June 7 near the village of Zardana in Syria's Idlib province, Al-Manar TV reported.

"All reports of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmets about the alleged strike carried out by a Russian warplane in the evening of June 7 near the settlement of Zardana in the Idlib province are untrue," the ministry's statement read.

The ministry noted that over the past 24 hours the area had been a site of "violent clashes between a large detachment of the al-Nusra Front terrorist organization and its implacable enemy, Jaysh Al-Ahrar opposition group, with the use of heavy artillery weapons."



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