Russia Rejects Reports of Its Plane Delivering Airstrike in Syria’s Idlib Province

MOSCOW- Russia’s Defense Ministry has rejected the reports of the so-called "Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center" and White Helmets that a Russian warplane had allegedly delivered an airstrike on June 7 near the community of Zardan in Syria’s Idlib province, Itar Tass reported.

"All the reports of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and White Helmets that a Russian plane allegedly delivered an airstrike on June 7 in the area of the community of Zardan in the province of Idlib have nothing to do with reality," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

 "According to available information, there was fierce fighting in the past twenty-four hours in the said district of the province of Idlib between a large formation of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization [outlawed in Russia] and the Jaysh al-Ahrar irreconcilable grouping with the use of heavy artillery guns," the defense ministry said.

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