February 15./TASS/. A hospital backed by Medecins Sans Frontieres
(MSF) in Syrian Idlib province was destroyed in US airstrikes, not by
Russian warplanes, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told
Rossiya 24 television on Monday.
Russian Aerospace Forces have nothing to do with this," he said
citing intelligence data.
said the Syrian authorities did not allow international observers to
the site of the tragedy at the moment. "The observer speaking
about it will most likely lie," the diplomat said, marking that
the Syrian government had already faced such problems in the past.
Sans Frontieres (MSF) reported that at least seven personnel and
patients were killed and eight MSF staffers were missing from the
strikes when the hospital in Maarat al-Numan was destroyed on Monday.
The organization supposed the hospital could have been destroyed
either by Russian warplanes or by Syrian government troops.
Aerospace Force launched pinpoint strikes against the Islamic State
and Jabhat al-Nusra targets in Syria on September 30 after the
Federation Council upper parliament house unanimously approved
President Vladimir Putin’s request for the use of the armed forces
against terrorists in Syria.
strikes are delivered at military hardware, communications centers,
transport vehicles, munitions depots and other terrorist
infrastructure facilities. The military operation is conducted at the
request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.