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    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, US Air Force carries out up to 20 sorties a day in Syria, but accounts only for those, which they 'can't hide'.

    Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov considered allegations of Russia's responsibility for civilian victims in Syria unproven, adding that that the United States carry out 20 sorties a day, but acknowledges only those which can not be hidden due to mass casualties.

    "Every day, [US Air Force] jets and attack UAVs carry out 10 to 30 sorties engaging ground targets with missiles and bombs. But we only we learn about the 'effectiveness' of the US Air Force when their missions <..> lead to mass casualties, which are impossible to hide nor blame on someone else," Konashenkov said.

    Unfounded accusations that Russia is allegedly carrying out airstikes against civilian targets in Syria begin to remind of a hypnosis seance at a circus, the spokesman noted.

    "And all of this is done against the backdrop of total silence on <…> the results of the US Air Force bombings in the region," Konashenkov concluded.

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