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    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)

    The Russian defense ministry's spokesman dismissed media claims concerning alleged civilian deaths in Russian airstrikes in Syria. He added that US-based Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) was the organization that had claimed about casualties among civilians.

    "We will carefully monitor and analyze such media hoaxes. First of all, as for the Syrian American Medical Society, this organization registered in the US state of Illinois has something to do with medicine, as well as doctors, no more than ISIL is tied to the international scout movement," Igor Konashenkov said.

    He said that since its foundation in 2012 this organization has been primarily used for publishing “evidence” of alleged implementation of chemical weapons against Syrian opposition.

    “However, when all that ‘evidence’ turned out to be fake, this organization started keeping a low profile. The true purpose of such organizations is to spread lies for designated mass media”.

    Konashenkov reminded:

    “Note that the same scheme was been used by similar organizations notorious for accusing us of bombing civilians one week before the actual start of our sorties in Syria.”

    The spokesman underlined that “before destroying a terrorists’ object the information is checked several days and through several channels”.

    “And only when we get a hundred percent confidence about the ISIL target, the aviation delivers a pinpoint strike with a corresponding high-precision munition.”

    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)


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