WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that a hospital in the northwestern Syrian city of Maarat Numan, in the Idlib province, was hit by four rockets. It did not say which of the warring parties was suspected to be behind the deadly attack.
"What I can tell you is that United States coalition aircraft were not flying in that region so I can tell you from our standpoint that we weren’t involved and I’m not going to at this point suggest to you who may have been responsible but it wasn’t the United States or coalition aircraft," Cook said.
The Pentagon spokesperson added that a careful assessment on the ground is needed to find out the responsible for the attack.
"I know there are questions about the Russian activities in the region, but I can’t say with specificity who was directly responsible," Cook said.
Moscow urged not to trust distorted media reports and "not become a victim of perverse information".