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Russian military aircraft were conducting strikes outside the city of Aleppo and areas of residential development, said Thursday the General staff. The Russian military claimed that before the bombing conducted reconnaissance to avoid civilian casualties
The Russian air force in Syria causing surgical strikes on pre-adjusted to points outside of Aleppo and in the areas of residential development. At the briefing of the Russian defense Ministry said Thursday the head of the Main operational Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces Sergey rudskoy.
“The Russian air force does pinpoint single strokes on a pre-calibrated targets outside the city of Aleppo and in the areas of residential development. We hit the weddings and funeral processions. Each hit is recorded on-Board means of objective control and unmanned aerial vehicles”, — said the General rudskoy (quoted by TASS).
Speaking at the briefing, rudskoy said, what do the Russian military to avoid civilian casualties. Western countries blamed Russia for the deaths of civilians after the resumption of large-scale hostilities in Aleppo, in which Russia supported the Syrian army’s offensive.
“All information about ISIS, “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia organization. — RBC) and joined them terrorist groups are phased inspection. From the list excludes all targets located in areas of residential development, as well as being in close proximity to schools, hospitals, markets, mosques and other socially important facilities, where there may be civilians,” — said General (quoted by “RIA Novosti”.
According to him, analyses data from satellites, as well as information obtained “in the course of further exploration” using aircraft and drones. In addition, data is used “radio and human intelligence”, in order to ensure that no threats to civilians, “and then commanded the defeat of an object”.
The Russian military is prepared to ensure the safe withdrawal of the militants with weapons, the passage of civilians from the Eastern part of Aleppo and back, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid, said the General rudskoy.
USA, France and UK in October harshly criticized Russia for participation in operations in Aleppo. Tuesday, October 11, the British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged the international community to step up pressure on Moscow, saying that Russia risks becoming Stronach-an outcast because of the recent events in Syria.
Monday, October 10, with criticism of the Russian authorities by the President of France Francois Hollande. “Can you do something that will be able to stop what he [Putin] is doing with the Syrian regime? That is, the support of the air forces of the regime that dropped bombs on the inhabitants of Aleppo — Russia”, — he asked rhetorically, arguing about whether to hold a meeting with Putin in Paris. In the end, the Russian President’s visit to France was cancelled.
Wednesday, October 12, the Russian defense Ministry called “Russophobic hysteria” accusations of foreign Minister of great Britain of involvement in a September strike on a humanitarian convoy under Aleppo, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday about the lack of Moscow plans to seize Aleppo for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.