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    Sarmin Hospital Allegedly Hit by Russian Airstrike in Syria Undamaged

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    In late October, media reports suggested, citing the US-based Syrian American Medical Society, that Russian aircraft allegedly struck six hospitals in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Media reports about Russian aircraft striking a hospital in Syria are false, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

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    The hospital in the town of Sarmin

    "Checks showed that actually the hospital in Sarmin remains undamaged," the statement said.

    The satellite image, provided in the statement, showed the Sarmin hospital standing with no visual damage, contrary to a video published earlier by CNN showing an unidentified building in ruins.

    On Monday, Russia's Defense Ministry denied the existence of the remaining five Syrian hospitals allegedly hit by Russian airstrikes.

    Russia has been conducting precision airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria at the request of President Bashar Assad since September 30.

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