Thursday, September 28, Reuters with reference to the group Civil Defence (Civil defence) reported that over the past week in air strikes carried out by aircraft of Assad’s army and the Russian air forces in Idlib killed at least 150 civilians and injured dozens.
A representative group of Salem Abu al-Azem told Reuters that during the week, activists of the Civil Defence pulled from the rubble of buildings destroyed by bombing in Idlib, 152 body and saved 279 citizens.
The defense Ministry immediately responded to this publication. Official representative of the Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov issued a denial, saying: «Syrian «Civil defense» referenced by the British Agency Reuters, reporting on alleged civilian casualties – it is all the same White helmets. The British tried to extradite these crooks from the war under a new brand for the objective sources of information – manipulation for Amateurs. FSI Russian planes to avoid casualties among the civilian population does not inflict strikes on residential areas in the settlements» (quoted by TASS).