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    Syrian Army Command Denies Striking Refugee Camp on Border With Turkey

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    The Syrian military command refuted media claims on Friday that it had targeted a camp for internally displaced Syrians near the Turkish border.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, media reported that a refugee camp in Syria's Idlib had been destroyed by an airstrike, killing 28 people, including children. According to the White House, there were no US-led coalition air force operations in the area at the time of the incident.

    On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that al-Nusra Front terrorists may have been behind an attack on a refugee camp in Syria's Idlib.

    "News circulated by some media outlets, which are involved in the bloodshed of the Syrian people, that the Syrian Army’s air force targeted a camp for the displaced people in Idleb countryside are completely baseless," the Army Command said in statement, as quoted by SANA.

    According to the statement, the Syrian military has information that terrorist groups have recently started to hit civilian targets "deliberately to cause large causalities among civilians and accuse the Syrian Arab Army."

    Earlier in the day, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti that the Syrian army had not carried out an airstrike on the camp.


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