France Says Russia or Syrian Regime Responsible for Idlib School Bombing, Russia Denies

تم نشره في Wed 26 October / Oct 2016. 11:00 PM
  • A damaged classroom is pictured after shelling in the rebel held town of Hass, south of Idlib province, Syria October 26, 2016. - (REUTERS)

CAPITALS — French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said either Russia or the Syrian government were responsible for an air strike on Syria's Idlib province that led to the deaths of 26 civilians, most of them school children.

Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a briefing on Thursday Moscow is not responsible for an air strike on a school in Syria's Idlib province that led to deaths of 26 civilians, most of them schoolchildren.

In a statement, Ayraukt said "Who is responsible? In any case it is not the opposition because you need planes to launch bombs. It's either the Syrians - the regime of (President Bashar) Assad - or the Russians.”

"It's yet another demonstration of the horror of this war, which is a war against the Syrian people, which we cannot accept."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was appalled by the attack, which - if deliberate - may amount to a war crime, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Ban called for an immediate and impartial investigation of all attacks against civilians.

(Reuters)

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