Russia denies reports of launching airstrikes in NW Syria

Russia denied recent media reports that accused it of launching air strikes in Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

“These claims are baseless,” Russian defense ministry said in a press statement Friday, adding Idlib saw large-scale confrontations between Nusra Front and Jaysh Al-Ahrar last night with heavy arms and artilleries.

President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday his country’s forces are not going to withdraw from Syria as long as there are Russian interests in the Arab country.

Source: Kuwait News Agency