June 14, 2019  |  Updated July 31, 2019

Russia’s Defense Ministry Falsely Blames Syrian Rebels for an Attack on a Turkish Army Outpost

By Polygraph

On June 13, Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed that Russian warplanes based in Syria carried out a series of airstrikes on “terrorist” positions in Idlib. Citing the ministry, Russia’s RIA Novosti state news agency reported “terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra fired at a Turkish army observation post, despite a cease-fire agreement.”

These claims are false.

statement circulating on rebel-aligned Telegram channels read: “All reports of a temporary truce between the mujahideen (Islamic anti-government forces) and the pro-Assad terrorists, propagated by the propagandists of the regime, are FALSE!”

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