Registered US Attack Drone in Area Where Idlib School Was Attacked
A US’ MQ-1B Predator drone has been seen in the area, the ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
No Russian aircraft entered the area over the Syrian Idlib, where the alleged strike took place, he added.
Moreover, Russian UAVs have not registered any signs of the destruction of the school’s roof or shell craters, Maj. Gen. Konashenkov said. A Russian drone has been sent to the area Thursday morning, he added.
“According to a photo made by a Russian UAV, the school’s roof is not damaged and there are no bomb craters in the area near the school. Similar information may be requested from our American colleagues. Russian reconnaissance means registered a US’ MQ-1B Predator surveillance-and-attack drone.”
Video footage published in media showing the alleged strike on the Idlib school have been fabricated, the ministry added. “Video footage published by a number of foreign media outlets of an alleged strike on the residential area [in Idlib] consists of more than 10 edited pieces, being shot at different times of the day.”
Moreover, Konashenkov added that the school’s fence has not been damaged at all, while if an aviation bomb exploded, “the fence and all the walls of the buildings would have been destroyed and damaged by bomb blast fragmentation, while the furniture would have been swept away by the shock wave.”