Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that two US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assault warplanes carried out airstrikes on the city of Aleppo on Wednesday, destroying nine facilities. On the same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two Aleppo hospitals, while no Russian flights were carried over the city.
“Yesterday, at 10:55 GMT, two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
Konashenkov further recalled that on Wednesday, the Pentagon’s spokesman claimed that Russian warplanes allegedly bombed two hospitals in Aleppo.
However, he stressed that: “No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20 kilometers away from the city,” adding that on the contrary, aircrafts and UAVs from the US-led anti-“ISIS” coalition were active over Aleppo.
Meanwhile, Western countries never bothered to share intelligence on terrorists in Syria with Moscow, although they did accept Russian maps with terrorists’ positions marked. Konashenkov reminded what the Russian Ministry had pointed out earlier – the more terrorists Russia destroys the more it is being accused of indiscriminate airstrikes.
Relatively, he accused Western TV channels of presenting the ruins of the city of Aleppo, devastated long before the Russian Air Force was deployed to Syria, as the results of recent Russian airstrikes.
Source: Al-Ahed news