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Commander-in-chief of the Russian space forces: the Russian pilots did not bomb civilian targets in Syria

Colonel-General of Russian army Viktor Bondarev, commander-in-chief of the aerospace defence forces of Russia, claims that military action in Syria are made by «elaborate», and Russian pilots were not to inflict strikes on civilian targets in that country.

The General also stressed that with the delivery to Syria of air defense missile system s-400 in the airspace of the country «established order», said on Sunday, December 27, news Agency TASS.

«I want the dignity to say that my pilots for all the time spent there never missed, never struck blows to the «forbidden» objects, so-called «sensitive places» are schools, hospitals, mosques and other Holy places» – leads the publication the words Bondareva.

Recall that since the beginning of operations in Syria, the Russian pilots performed 5.240 sorties, of which 145 made division Long-range aviation of Russia. Earlier this month Amnesty International released I data on violation by the Russian military norms of international law and claimed that as a result of the strikes of Russian aviation in Syria has killed hundreds of civilians and destroyed many residential neighborhoods.

In the report Amnesty International collected information on six air strikes, attributed to the Russian air force in HOMS, Idlib and Aleppo, held in September and November of this year. As a result of these attacks killed at least 200 civilians and 10 to 20 fighters of the rebel groups (not IG and not «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra»), it is stated in the document. It is also reported about two cases, when the attacks of the Russian air force was damaged mosque and field hospital.

Some media Russian military aircraft and helicopters applied to 80 beats a day in Syria. It is noted that Western analysts doubt the serious planning and precision attacks of this kind.

Amnesty International, referring to the testimony of survivor witnesses, accused the Russian military in the wrong objectives, resulted in the deaths of civilians, and requires an independent international investigation of war crimes of the Russian military in Syria.

Specifically, AI claims that on 7 October (when, according to the defense Ministry, the objects of the IG in Syria were fired cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian sea) in Darat ize (near Aleppo) as a result of explosion of the missiles were destroyed ten homes and killed five civilians. Locals say the explosion «like an earthquake» very different from the usual explosions of bombs. Human rights activists do not exclude that the cause of this tragedy was the Russian cruise missile.

The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov commented on the report of Amnesty International, saying that the Kremlin «has no information about such possible incidents or about the credibility of these allegations»




Commander-in-chief of the Russian space forces: the Russian pilots did not bomb civilian targets in Syria 27.12.2015

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